the schools here have all started back this week.. and while we're home-schooling, after spending years myself in the school system, I still get that 'back-to-school' feeling come September! I love that I get to spend all day with my kiddos, and get to enjoy this life that we have. while we didn't completely stop work over the summer, now that autumn seems to be here I've plans to get back on track with our home schooling.
we don't follow a particular curriculum, nor are we totally formal in the way we learn. but i do think that some structure is important in the girls learning, and we use various workbooks- mainly for maths/english and science. they also use an online programme called Studyladder which they both love.
we usually do an hour or so of book work in a morning, then activities in the afternoon. homeschooling is not an easy choice and not the right one for every family. I'm open to the girls going to school in the future if they ever want to try or if our situation changes. but for now I'm excited to carry on this road!