One more reason why I hope we can continue homeschooling THROUGH high school
With my oldest in 5th grade, I frequently get asked if I will — or rather, it’s assumed that I will — stop homeschooling once my kids are in high school. Up until the middle of last year, I was uncertain myself. But at that time, my thoughts started to shift. I really enjoy homeschooling. Frankly, it’s the one thing that I think I do really well at, in the multitude of areas that need my attention. My kids have really flourished in a home-learning environment. I used to say, “Well, I hope to homeschool as long as it’s effective for our family.” That’s still true, but I’m seeing more and more that the longer we homeschool, the more effective it is, and the better my kids do in every area of their lives. The Bible does caution against making “definite” plans for the future, and I don’t know what our coming years hold. However, I do most certainly hope that we can continue homeschooling, even through high school.
We mainly homeschool with Sonlight; as a whole, I’m very satisfied with the curriculum, and with the goals of the company. Their current tagline is: “The way you wish you’d been taught. Guaranteed.” Now, I have a basic problem with emphatic. sentence. fragments. even. in. companies’. slogans., but that aside, golly, isn’t that the truth for me? That’s such a major reason of why I’m homeschooling.
Today, I received an e-mail update for a new high school economics course they’re offering. Reading up on it, it just one of those instances that had me breathing a prayer, “Dear God, please let us get far enough to get to do a course like this.”
Gee. Lots of things making me sigh today. Now, ~sigh~, back to prepping for dinner.