Its been a while since I have posted any thing related to homeschooling, so here goes…
I wonder how many other people have to live with family or friends and try homeschooling.
Can they keep up with a normal schedule?
Can they find things they need?
Do they have to purchase things they have packed up?
Do they just let homeschooling go for a while?
Do they just do certain things?
Are they stressed, feel inadequately prepared, or do the children stay focused?
I can’t offer any help or words of wisdom. Maybe after we are through this storm I will be full of help and wisdom, but not right now.
For the past several months, we have been living with family (If you have been reading this blog for anytime you would know that).
Its been some adventure, but its about to end.
We have suffered through not getting things done we wanted, our reading list has been put off, we can’t find things we would like to have for experiments or other activities. It literally has been very taxing on our schooling to a point. We still stayed focus on math and reading. Our reading was not as strong.
We did have lots of learning opportunities not related to “normal” schooling. We have always been more relaxed and child directed to a point, so not being on a strict schedule has never been our thing. We have always found it boring and my girls literally hated school and felt like they were still in public school, which blocked their joy of learning.
I know this post didn’t offer much help or encouragment, but I will say there is someone else out there that has gone through this, or is going through this. If you know someone going through the season of having to live with someone and try to homeschool, offer them help, prayer, supplies, food, or anything thing else to help them. It really can be stressful on the parents, the children, and even the host home.
This week a miracle, or at least it seems like a miracle, we are finally moving into our new home.
It needs some work still and will be a work in progress.
I can’t wait to unpack those school supplies, curriculum, and all our hundreds of books. I don’t have a place to put it all yet, but it will help just being able to get to the boxes to see what I need.
So there is light at the end of the tunnel, FINALLY!
I am ready to let my hair down, unpack, decorate, run naked (just kidding, can’t do that with kids around lol), and eat foods we like.
So till next time…