Noah started Kindergarten homeschool this year. I didn’t know I was going to homeschool until probably five minutes before the school year started. I kept going back and forth between this and sending him to public school, but especially now that we’ve been doing it for a month, I feel like this was the best decision for our family. Over the summer, I read a lot about homeschooling and got some advice from friends, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the rest of this year brings. If it all goes well, we might continue into next year with First Grade. People ask me if I plan on homeschooling him forever, and all I can say is that I don’t know what the future will bring us. But for now, this is working, and it is more than just the education that is working for us. It is making me more organized in all the other areas of our home life. I’m keeping a better schedule, my house is cleaner, we are watching less TV, and we are all having more FUN! So far, so good. Noah loves learning, and I love being able to see it happen everyday. Here’s a peek into our little homeschool…

Noah doing his math while Lucas watches him.

Kindergarten math; right now he’s learning how to make simple bar graphs.

Our little bookshelf in the corner with our TINY collection of children’s books, coloring books, and homeschool/textbooks. We are slowly building up our book collection and constantly going to the library to check out books!

Some of Noah’s art projects from preschool. He’s been adding to this wall lately (he wants me to tape up everything!), and he is on an Avenger’s and Comic Book heroes kick right now. He especially loves Spiderman and Wolverine.

Lucas stacking his lego crayons. Lucas wants to be right there with us when we’re doing school.

Noah writing. He has recently learned the phonics for m, s, t, r, c (the k sound), short i, short o, long e, short a, and “th.” He is also starting to read words and short sentences with these sounds (example words: the, that, ram, sat, sad, mad, cat, etc. example phrases: “see the ram sit. that cat is sad.”). After the daily reading lesson, he practices writing some of the letters.

Some letters from his writing book.