Thursday, August 26, 2010

Blog Overhaul

Now that regular school is back in session, it's time for me to overhaul this blog. I don't want to abandon it; I've neglected it enough as it is. But being that I now have a kindergartener and a fourth grader, I'm going to tweak it a bit. With our summer being so busy and family visiting in May and June, I just haven't had a chance to keep up with the blog. But with both of my children off to school and me home alone for six hours a day focusing on my job and what not, I'll have much more time to dedicate to the blog.

I will still have preschool related projects because it's my favorite age. And quite frankly, any projects done with a kindergartener can also be done with the 3-4 age group, give or take some minor adjustments. But I will also be including more projects for older children. I will also be showcasing the things we do as a family that have educational value. So even though my children are older, I don't plan on abandoning the blog to cyberspace. It's just going to take a different direction. But isn't that what homeschooling is all about - growing and learning.

And even though both of my children have chosen to attend mainstream schools, I consider myself a non-traditional homeschooler. Why? Because learning doesn't stop just because the school bell rings. Everything we do has some granule of learning. And because I'm so rooted in being my child's teacher, the fact that they aren't learning reading, writing, and arithmetic at home doesn't mean I wash my hands of their education. So look for future posts to cover a wide variety of topics, with a bit more focus on the younger ones for now.

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