Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Homeschool Journey and journal - #1

Well here begins my journey and journaling into homeschooling.  As I live in Turkey I have supplemented my children's education with English for years, however this year is my year to homeschool completely. As of September 2012 I am a homeschooling mom. :)

I am homeschooling my oldest daughter who is 9 years old. We are experiencing this adventure together with the good, bad and the ugly days. :) My other two children are presently in Turkish schools, 1st grade and kindergarten.

I have wanted to start sharing about my days and I feel that journaling our homeschool days is very beneficial for me 1)  it will log all we are doing for when I homeschool my other children eventually
2) it will help me think through things I may be missing and lastly 3) it just could benefit someone else.

So you will see these post titles on and off from now on: Homeschool Journey and Journal.

For any of you homeschooling parents that could chime in along the way I would LOVE it. I am a rookie and I am a learner and love to learn from others. So please share away or feel free to give helpful links.

Much love to each of you Mamas as you seek what is best for our kids and their education. It is not an easy or simple task, especially living overseas...grace and encouragement to you today!

Here we go on our journey homeschooling in this west corner of Turkey,


jenny wagoner said...

you're going to be great becks! the first few months are just about figuring out what works and what doesn't, so don't be afraid to experiment with different teaching styles, curriculums, schedules etc. you'll hit your groove and and you guys will take off!

Allie Schneider said...

Homeschooling is tough, but SO worth it! I've learned so much, not only academically, but also spiritually, through my homeschool life.

Candace said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog and reading your encouraging words. I wanted to share two sites that are helpful for me homeschooling our 6 year old 1st grader. One is http://www.amblesideonline.org, it has nice lists of ideas. The other website that I use frequently is the http://simplycharlottemason.com. It has a free curriculum guide that is very helpful for outlining and making a plan. They sell helpful manuals, but I really enjoy the free guide. One 'subject' we added this year was hymn study and it has been so lovely to hear my little girl singing hymns while doing her school work. Good luck and God Bless!

Creatively Content said...

Candace, Thank you for the links and the encouragement. I have written them down and plan to take some time looking through the sites. :) Much care to you and your kids as you homeschool.

Creatively Content said...

Alison, you are an amazing example of how homeschooling can be a major success. thank you for encouraging me sweet niece.

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