Wednesday was the first day of Dear’s Homeschool for Girls. We were going to start the day before, but an expected medical issue came up and we had to delay the start. One of the perks of homeschooling is that you don’t have to worry about what you are going to wear or rushing out the door or buying all the school supplies. It is almost like any normal day – get up breakfast but instead of goofing around – we started school. It was a little slow going, but we started back into the groove. I had been working on getting rid of clutter and cleaning up the schoolroom for us to start this week.
I had not finished everyone’s lesson plans, but we were going to start – ready or not. Not every subject was starting, but we had a nice start. I am excited about this new year. I will have 2 in high school and 1 in elementary. Hannah is somewhat self-motivated and get her stuff done and we just have to double check and keep her motivated. With Emily, we have to keep her focused on task which we have had to do since she was little. Rae just wonders why she has to do all of this and why she is not doing the same thing her sisters did when they were her age. She is a different kind of learner, and so many things have changed since they were in 4th grade.
I asked them all the same question about the new year. What subject are they looking forward to? Favorite school activity? Least favorite?
Hannah – She is looking forward to her AP English 12 class. She loves reading and writing and this was easy for her. Favorite activity that she currently is enjoying is tennis. She is not looking to some of her college classes where she has to drive to multiple places.
Emily – Now being in high school (YIKES!!) she is looking forward to her Spanish and Writing class. As far as activities it is drama because she moves up to the high school homeschool drama group. Her least favorite, which has been the same every year, math (Algebra 1)
Rae – She is excited about learning Astronomy and starting tennis back up. She is not looking forward to history. While taking this pic she also informed me she doesn’t like school at all.
My prayer for our new year is that we do everything for His Glory. We strive to always do our best even when it is hard. I also pray we will not get caught up in the busyness of the world around us, and we focus on what is important and do what God has called us to do.
Hears to a new year – may it be the best one yet!!