Homeschooling Journey: Week 1

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All I can say is “wheewww” what a week!  We did it though, we completed our first homeschooling week and made it safely to the bottom of that homeschooling rollercoaster I had mentioned in a previous post.  Was it a smooth ride?  Not at all.  There were quite a few bumps and obstacles along the way but I think we worked through those now and have an idea of how our schedule will flow.  I am so glad that I went with my gut instinct feeling and started this week because after Labor Day the extra curricular activities (dance, piano, and Palaestra classes) will blend into the mix.

Were we able to stay on our homeschooling schedule that I created a few weeks ago?  Yes and no.  I am realizing that I will need to just use it as a guide and roll with the punches so to speak.

Day #1.  I can honestly say that the first day of our homeschooling adventure (Monday, August 29th) was very intense and quite frustrating.  How to tackle a third grader, Kindergartener, and a toddler’s schedule was quite challenging to say the least.  By the end of the day I was asking myself if this was for me and my family.  Of course when starting something new you have to give it time.  I can honestly say just after that first day I felt discouraged and was ready to just pull the plug on the whole thing.  With much encouragement from my husband and extended family I was able to keep my focus and just keep pushing forward.

Day #2, August 30th, was so much better than day #1.  Things started rolling along and I felt as if my girls were actually learning and excited about our new journey.

Day #3, August 31st, made homeschooling an exciting experience, finally.  We were really starting to cover some ground all the while potty training my toddler.  All I can say for that is WOW!

Day #4, September 1st, was hectic but we rolled smoothly.  It was a very productive day!

Day #5, September 2nd.  We just did some review and unit studies and called it a day after the morning hours so that we can enjoy Labor Day Weekend as a family!

If you and your family completed your first week as a homeschooling family I would love to hear how your adventure went.  Please feel free to share with us your experience.

~Happy Homeschooling!