This year has been wonderful, so far, at Team KEMP Academy! I’ve had so much joy with the recent attitude adjustment and my patience with my children has definitely been consistent. I was definitely loving our set schedule but we have fallen off track so I plan to shift the family clock again in the morning. Our schedule for this year returned to the original 9:00 am start, lunch at noon, and done by 3:00 pm which includes our read aloud time and all solo work. This schedule has also pushed me to wake up, exercise, and have Bible study time done by 8:30 am.
In the month of September we started school and our journey around the world with My Father’s World (MFW) Exploring Countries and Cultures (ECC) in the United States of America. We were introduced to different types of maps, a daily Spanish curriculum, and even had Miss Frizzle come teach our Science class once a week. It was a wonderful start to the academic year and you can hear all about it in this September Wrap-Up video.
October proved to be a super busy month for us as we visited the local State Fair, started our reading rewards programs, and added project day to our weekly agenda. I admit that the addition of project day had me very nervous, as you heard in the video, but it has proven to be quite enjoyable for our oldest. I’ve even managed to create little things for the two-year-old to do. In addition we had the great opportunity to watch my husband become an ordained minister and surprised him with a luncheon. You can hear more about our letter from the President of the United States and gifts from Mexico in this recent video.
Again, I am so grateful to my husband for allowing me the chance to educate our arrows at home. No day is 100% perfect but every memory created with our cool kids is so precious. Being there for the entire process from introduction to content mastery is a gift that I dare not take for granted. I love our homeschool!
Make today pleasant,
- What goals have you set for your homeschooling year?
- If you could do it all over again, would you still consider homeschooling at all, never begin the journey, or start much sooner than you did?