Wednesday, August 26, 2015

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

Happy school time, Internets! The summer time was a lovely break but dude, it is DONE and homeschool starts TODAY.

Oh right. We have some news.

We totally bought a minivan this summer.
 This is how we Minivan.
Minivaning like a boss.

Wait... no. The real news is WHY we bought the minivan. As it turns out, (INSERT DRUM ROLL HERE NOW PLEASE) we've got a new Weirdo joining the clan!  But seeing as how I rather despise pregnancy and sleepless nights and new stretch marks and diaper changing, this one is joining us as a fully potty trained Kindergartner. No pictures now because of foster/pre-adoption stickiness, but if you are curious, she is an adorable little brunette child with a great big heart and more attitude than sense. And we are having an amazing time. :-)

So today, we started 1st Grade, Kindergarten, and Preschool. Since 2 year old Kaden was such a fan of joining us for school time last year, I figured 3 year old Kaden deserved to be included in the festivities this year. Lucky 3 year old Kaden.

And then there's this other thing where we're joining a new group this year. It's called Classical Conversations. It means, practically speaking, that we are spending 1 day a week at a site, and 4 days a week at home. And I know what you're thinking, that this sounds like we're 20% giving up on homeschooling (I'm the math expert in the family, you're welcome), but that is not true. Probably. It's about like... philosophy... or something. It's late and I forget.

Okay, so we joined the group to meet other families, other homeschool weirdos my weirdos could relate to. But then I got into the propaganda materials and became a crazy proselytizing believer in the classical education model. Because kids these days are just learning facts! They're not learning how to learn! Or something like that. I'll let you know once I get deeper into the materials.

Happy first day, Y'all!

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