We’re nearing the end of our first year of homeschooling SweetPea and it’s an awesome feeling. We’ve already finished up spelling for the year and language arts is rounding the last bend as well. Then it’ll be just math, science, and history/geography for the rest of the school year. While I’m not sure of everything we’re doing for next year’s venture in homeschooling of a third grader, I’m looking forward to it—SweetPea is too.
But the one question I do have, is whether we’re going to homeschool Peanut this coming year as well. She’s been doing preschool 4 days a week this year and with all of her sick days this winter, it has shown just how much time it takes to get her to and from school each day. I marveled at the irony of having a sick kiddo at home and yet I had more time to accomplish everything and our days felt more peaceful. Go figure.
She wants to homeschool (because big sister does) but she also wants to go to school and be with her friends. I’m really torn and we just go back and forth on this decision. There are a lot more factors involved than what I’ve stated, but the gist is that we just don’t know if I’ll be homeschooling one or two kiddos next year.
Anyway, this week had another episode leaving Peanut out of school, but she wasn’t so sick that we had to stay home from piano lessons. So while Big Sister was doing her lesson, Peanut requested to do some of her own school work that she’s been working on little by little these last few months. She was quite pleased with her work and requested I take a picture of it.