Written by contributor Kris Bales of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.
This homeschooling year, our 11th, has been one of the best we’ve had in a few years. I attribute that to the fact that I now have two middle school students and one mostly-graduated. (I’ll explain how “mostly-graduated” works in a bit.)
The preschool years are so much fun. Everything is new and exciting.
Elementary is a time of delving into some of my favorite topics (American history, for example) for the first time.
The middle school years, though … well, for a mom who’s been at this for awhile, it’s a time of transitioning to having a houseful of independent learners. To some of you that may sound sad — like I’m not enjoying being knee-deep in school with my kids all day long. For others, it sounds like the light at the end of the tunnel. [Read more...]