As our homeschool year comes to an end, I just wanted to take time to reflect on our journey this year and some tips and tricks I have learned over the past six years that I have been a homeschool parent. Each year is different for me, for us, for the boys. Sometimes it feels like sunshine and roses and sometimes it feels like thunderstorms and thorns. However, I wouldn't trade it for the world! My homeschooled children are doing amazing! My 9 year old speaks Swahili, plays piano, makes his own music, is a strong golfer and artist, loves Social Studies and History, and is powering along in Mathematics. My 6 year old is above grade level in all subjects. He is a registered Kindergartener in our county. However, he is reading at third grade level and doing second grade math. He is soaring in TaeKwonDo, loves Science, and is a strong basketball player. They both love to travel, do brain teasers, ride their bikes, play on technology and make airplanes. And guess what? We don't have lessons for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. Sometimes we skip days. We play ALOT: outside, gameschooling, in the house. We go on fieldtrips. We create. We rest. We learn everywhere and anytime. As an experienced educator and homeschool parent, I am putting together my ultimate list of tips for learning at home.
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