Thursday, May 7, 2009
Well, we have officially decided we will continue homeschooling. Jessica really wants to, we have had a great time, we have accomplished everything if not more than expected, and at least as much as any kid in any District school here has. So that is it. People keep asking me, "What are you going to do with Jessica next year?" I wonder....... have I ever indicated that I didn't like doing this? Has Jessica ever indicated she didn't like doing it? Neither of us finds it easy all the time, but we have enjoyed it. She has blossomed academically and socially.... why the question put forth like I have said we hate this or we are failing at it? She knows how to read, she is doing addition and subtraction, she can put a sentence together, she knows punctuation marks, she knows her calendar, she has worked with basic fractions and order of things, she has learned about the continents and the countries in them, she has done basic geometry..... the list goes on and in no way shape or form am I trying to rationalize our decision. I guess I am just sharing it with the doubters and proudly saying we will continue with this choice as long as it is working for me and for Jessica....... I love these two pictures as they sum up her excitement at the beginning of the year when we started this adventure. I feel safe in saying she would tell you just as excitedly that she is going to do it again for 1st grade!