Sunday, March 24, 2013

Homeschooling? A Quick Update

February hit me hard with a lot of unexpected changes, some good some bad. The bad is I lost my Kindergartner and it was very sad for Janessa and I.  I'll try not to go into too great of detail, but I'll share that attendance had a lot to do with it. I can't guide Janessa if she isn't here most of the time! Not everyone takes Homeschooling as serious as me. So I cried and now I look forward to maybe one day working with Janessa again, she really is a great kid to share my day with.

The good news is that our new business venture is moving along rather smoothly, but slow at the same time. Right when I started moving in I had to find a new assistant at the same time. The children I care for needed my attention more (especially since I was the only one:) You gotta love them though, it wasn't about the lessons, they needed me more because changes were happening. Truthfully I needed them all more because changes were happening! The positive side is that I now have two part time assistants that I pray that this new arrangement works out for all three of us and especially for the children who thrive on stability and positive relationships from the caregiver.

 The kids look forward to going to the "Studio" everyday. Not much "school work" has happened, but a lot of family bonding has been going on.

 DJ truly is mastering putting things together like tables and chairs. He is getting so good that he is timing himself according to the size of the table or shelf.
 Ken has been excitedly playing with new materials and let me tell you this girl has a bunch of great ideas for the studio and I can't wait to implement them.

Michelle is still attending the Academy in the mornings, and getting Friday Shout Outs every week. The Shout Outs are done by the instructors acknowledging a students hard work for the week and are sent out to the entire staff, parents and student body via email.   

 For the most part we have just been doing exactly what the t-shirts say.

This week I should have some pictures to share of the kids learning space at the Studio, another review to share, and hopefully some regularity to my postings.                      

I am linking up with What's New? hosted by Vibrant Wanderings.                                                                                                                     

4 comments:

  1. The studio looks like it will be amazing. It is so cool that your children are such supporters of and active participants in this adventure. That alone is a huge learning experience for them, I'm sure!

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  2. I love a peek at all the new and exciting things going on. I love the t-shirts!

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  3. I'm sorry you lost Janessa, but it sounds like some great and amazing things are happening to keep you busy! I'm so happy for you and wish you much success!

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  4. Sorry about Janessa ~ anything could happen. I am enjoying following your new adeventure - it is so exciting!

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