Sunday, August 03, 2008
Getting ready for school
We've made the decision to start homeschooling Allan this fall mainly due to his prompting. He has been begging to learn to read and I'm all for taking advantage of his willingness and enthusiasm. Since there is going to be a new baby in the fall I didn't feel it would be in his best interest for me to do all of the teaching. Since we had already decided to use the Bob Jones Press curriculum for his scope and sequence (adding and supplementing as we go) we'll be using their K4 (exposure) hard drive program. He's bursting at the seams ready to start! He's been wondering when we're going to get his desk set up, buy his supplies (he found out that he has to have scissors and that tickles him to no end), and get started.
While we were at Bob Jones I thought it would be neat if he could meet his teachers. Miss Liston has moved and so we weren't able to see her but Mrs. Lawson took time to meet with us and talk to Allan. I've never seen him so flustered. It just made his day to be able to meet her as you can tell from the picture. I'm getting excited myself. After teaching college for the past 5 years (for whatever reason my students never showed the level of enthusiasm for philosophy that Allan is exhibiting) it will be nice to get back to doing what I was trained to do. I will miss teaching philosophy (I can't believe I said that!) but my niche is with little people - I feel more comfortable there. So when school starts this year I'll probably have trouble sleeping the night before and feel all of those "first day" emotions that most teachers feel but it will be good.