Homeschooling Journey: Week 7

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Happy Fall!  It’s finally starting to feel like autumn here in good ole’ Michigan.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the warm weather but when it’s time to transition into a new season let’s just get on with it!  I know I am not alone in this, right? (sigh)  Anyways, with autumn in full swing I am so excited to be doing things with my girls in a different light. For example, instead of picking a pumpkin off of a hill at a cider mill, we will be taking a trip to a pumpkin patch and picking out our own pumpkins.  Stuff like this excites me as a new homeschooling mom.

How was our week?  Well, I can honestly say that this past week has been pretty productive.  The girls are moving along and doing great in their learning and I am starting to really enjoy being their teacher.  Yes, there are still those challenges that get in the way but hey, it’s all how we learn and grow in this process.  The girls are currently reviewing some educational toys that will be sharing very soon.  One of the toys happens to be a science experiment that my oldest daughter and I will be doing tomorrow.  When the experiment is completed I will post some pictures in my next post.

Anyways, this past Tuesday and Wednesday my oldest daughter took the MEAP at her old school.  Yes, I know I let her take the public school MEAP test.  How that came about was her old principal said that many school districts open their doors to homeschoolers even the MEAP (Michigan Educational Assessment Program) test.  Because she will not be measured with the school’s scores she is marked as a homeschooler and her scores go directly to me as the educator to see what she needs work on.  Of course I couldn’t say no to this opportunity.  She completed the reading portion and will complete the math portion next week.   I am curious to see what she scores on both subjects.  After she completed the test on Wednesday, the 13th, the principal offered us gym, P.E, art, and music.  This is something I will have to think about as I really would rather my oldest daughter to get acquainted and establish friendships with new homeschooling families.  Ugh, what am I to do?

On Friday mornings we still enjoy the classes at Palaestra.  It’s always a chance to reconnect with other families and friends.  I am so beyond excited at the relationships we are building.  It is so different than that of relationships with parents in public schools as the connections are on a deeper level.

We are looking forward to some events coming up one being a tour at a chocolate factory, can’t wait!  I will share with you those details as they come up.

Happy Homeschooling~