Review in the New Year

Review time again

Busy month ahead for homeschooling.  We get our review from the board of education twice a year. The first couple reviews were not so comfortable.  After we got settled in with a reviewer that we liked it made the process smoother and more comfortable.  We tried the homeschool network review option early on. It wasn’t really us.  The key to a good relationship with your reviewer is simple. Don’t settle, keep meeting different ones at each review until you get matched up to the one that you feel comfortable with.  We went through many a review feeling judged,  looked down upon, and my least favorite, walking away with them suggesting more work when we were already doing more than the public school system.  Our worst was in the beginning when you are already unsure if homeschooling is right for you.  I was told to add another language to the two we were already studying on top of a full academic caseload. That was when I had enough.  I changed reviewers and kept changing until we met Peggy. Luckily for us, she made all the difference at review time.   She made me feel confident we could do this.

Driving permit already?

New year, kicking off with new plans and my oldest getting ready to take her driving permit test…. Wow, does that make me feel old!?  I don’t know about you but, I am looking forward to a wonderful new year filled with some new firsts.  I can’t wait to see what new and wonderful photo ops I am going to capture. Finally,  the challenge of triple number division for my little one.

Ahead for me

For me, mastering more about my essential oils and the projects we can work on.  Last year we mastered fizzing bath bombs and some truly luxurious soaps.   Last years big essential oil experiments that we loved the most:

  • made hard candy made with cinnamon and peppermint
  •  learned to make our own gummy bears

You have got to love the freedom of homeschooling, Lots of hands-on and real-life experience to bring the learning lessons to life in fun ways.

Homeschooling rocks!