Indeed. It is our last year of homeschooling. We officially started in 1995 when our oldest was four. Wow, how time flies! It's been an amazing adventure, so much more than I would have ever dreamed.
I'm pretty sure I have learned much more in the past 28 years than the children remember of reading, writing, and arithmetic.
The biggest lessons I've learned are definitely:
My goal has always been for them to each reach their own personal potential. The fun thing about that is, the ones who've graduated are continuing to reach for that goal in their own unique ways.
Are there things I regret or wish we had done differently. Of course! Each of those instances has turned into a learning experience for us all that I'm sure they will take with them to improve the experience with their own families. I'm enjoying seeing the grandchildren growing a desire and love of learning of their own.
What will I do now?
- One of those is to learn smocking. I'm quite excited and already have some books picked out to help me along.
- Another is to start digging into our genealogy. This is something that has always fascinated me and I'm looking forward to mapping things out.
Tips and resources for starting the new year: