Here's what I love about homeschooling so far:
I love starting each school day cuddled on the couch with my two favorite guys in the whole world. We have been reading a short devotion from the book Jesus Calling each morning. It starts our time together on a positive note, which I feel is very important.
I love that I've had time to make homemade bread for us to enjoy twice this week so far. It disappears quickly! Is there anything better than homemade bread fresh from the oven?
I love being able to incorporate my boys' interests into their school day. One way I've done this with my little guy is to have him create a scene with his Legos. I then took photos of several "action" shots as he manipulated the scene to tell a story. I printed each photo on printer paper and each day he's been writing the words to go with one page. When he's finished, he'll have his own book! This is a much more motivating way for me to get him to write than anything else I've come up with!
I love having the flexibility to add in little field trips that support our learning. Yesterday I took the boys apple picking at an orchard since we read How To Make an Apple Pie and See the World this week for FIAR. I'll post more about that later.
So.......I'm loving it.
A few of you asked about why I'm not incorporating a lot of Montessori materials into our homeschooling. Which is a fair question since many of you followed me for that last several years over at My Montessori Journey. I've been thinking about how to answer that question and will try to do a post about that soon. I just wanted to pop in here today so you'd know I was still around. :-)