Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Easing in to it...

So, the badgering about when I am going to "start" homeschooling is starting to grate my nerves a little bit. It's as if my family and friends expect me to set up desks and a chalkboard, wake my son at 7am, and crack open textbooks. There is a serious misunderstanding about what this "homeschooling" idea is all about. The public school system has brainwashed most of us in to thinking that a child cannot learn without all of the bulletin boards, worksheets, and flourescent lighting of a formal classroom.

Well, today is my "official" homeschool start date. At least, as far as other people are concerned. I feel that I have been homeschooling since the day my son entered the world, but that is too much to explain to others. We are going to the zoo today, and my son has written a list of specific animals he wants to see, and has been prepped on identifying animals by whether they are mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, or amphibians. I am hoping this will be a fun and rewarding "start" to a fulfilling educational year.

And away we go....

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