Sunday, June 4, 2017

Are We Homeschooling/Unschooling Again??!!!

              We have been so busy these last few weeks wrapping up the end of the school year. As many know both my kids attended public school for a full year. It was all new to them and a HUGE learning curve but they stomped through it all. We encountered tons of tears yet many moments of satisfaction and joy.I would say the year was a success at most. Issues we encountered is time.My Bumbas need plenty of time to understand the material they are given because their attention span is literally zero.This was their biggest struggle the whole year not being able to manage their time properly according to public school standards.With that, of course, comes so much stress that we all know is at times a big load to handle. So with that, we worked on learning how to be efficient with the everyday task and so fourth. I felt that was important and would aide in helping them in the long run with time management pertaining to their work.
               Ju and Ellie enjoyed the school year I feel but it was a little bit too much for them at times.June 1st was their last day and it wasn't bittersweet for them. Ellie brought it up to my attention she wants to continue being homeschooled even though she enjoyed public school she missed being homeschooled. I made sure she knew her decision and its ok if she chose to stay in public school. Ju he has expressed not wanting to go back also but I'm sure he'll try a few more times.I think for him school was overwhelming and he never really had that friend spark or that eagerness to learn in that setting but, whatever the case is he knows ultimately he has a say so.
         For the next couple of weeks, I will be making little packs and lesson plans for Ellie to prep her just in case we do jump into 1st-grade this year unschooling.This by far is an amazing adventure for all of us where we learn together as a family.I pretty much saw it coming from her.Ju, not so much he's his own person and my boy is getting older and developing into who he is which he's handling so well.I'm guessing we have a lot in store for this years and honestly, I'm so excited for all to come.

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