This is our 3rd year homeschooling. B went to public school for kindergarten and 1st grade, but we made the decision to homeschool him for 2nd grade, and have reevaluated that decision in the 2 years since then. At this time, the hubs and I have decided to homeschool B through elementary school and see if he wants to go back to public school when he reaches middle school age. In my estimation, that gives me 4 years in which to teach him all he needs to know according to the state standards. Although we are using a different timeline, we hope to arrive at the same destination within the same ETA. ;o)
I was excited about the Activity book that SOTW offered but didn’t have an opportunity to see what those activities were until it arrived. So far, there are great craft ideas but they involve supplies we don’t have on hand and buying them can really add up. There are also role playing activities which can be challenging with an only child. But we are creative and we really enjoy this curriculum.
The hubs and B have visited my SIL at the beach a couple of weekends this Summer and I’ve stayed home to have a nice break. So last month, B and I went to my parents for the weekend to give the hubs a nice break at home by himself. My brother came over and I enlisted his help in a Celtic reenactment. My brother and B made Celtic double-headed war axes and then proceeded to have a battle. I thought for sure my mom would have some blue eyeshadow left over from the 60s for me to paint their faces like warriors, but I was disappointed. My brother has no hair so we could not use gel or crisco to spike his hair out and B’s hair is wild most of the time anyway, so we just let them at each other, as is.