On Homeschooling Fears and Tears

So, we're ready to make our foray into homeschooling this September. But I have to admit, I am not only excited, but slightly terrified. Will I be a halfway decent teacher to my child? Will I be doing it right? How am I supposed to go about this?



We've decided to go with a secular curriculum since my husband and myself our both atheists, we want our child to be able to decide religion, deities and such when he comes of age to be able to do that. It's a correspondence course, meaning that he does the work, and we send it back to them for grading. 

In fact, it is the same homeschool curriculum I used when I was homeschooled as a child. Kinda crazy, right? But I'm quite nervous about the whole thing. Will I have the patience for it? I feel like homeschooling him will give me purpose, one that I never had before. Now I am responsible for my child's education. 



Right now, we've been working on workbooks and such over the summer in order to get him ready for kindergarten (I can't believe my baby is going to be five - but that's an entirely new blog post.) We have this huge thick folder of work that he has been doing. I guess I'm just nervous he will be behind and it will be my fault somehow. But I also know that is what the curriculums are there for, to help out. 



But, my whole point of this blog post is to ask YOU, THE READER, what are your favorite homeschool blogs? I want to do all of the research that I can before September rolls around! 

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13 comments:

Alana Parenting from the Heart Blog said...

Congrats on setting out on such an exciting and meaningful path for you and your son! I agree with a secular ciriculum and I'm Catholic :) Best of luck with everything! I would love to read a post from you about why you chose to homeschool. While I don't homeschool myself, OurGrowingRoots.com and AtlantaMomofThree.com both blog about it.

Asheli Cox said...

Homeschool.com
They have an extensive site full of so many valuable resources! Good luck to you!

Britany Ashmore said...

Good luck! I homeschool my son during the summer when I am out from teaching ( I teach 1st) @greenteaandcotton and @inspiredfamilyof5 on IG homeschool!

Carly said...

Good luck, i'm a teacher and 5 is my favorite age!!!

debra daigle said...

Good Luck! I home schooled my son from 9th to 12th and currently teaching our 7 yo twins! Its an adventure! My fav is http://www.homeschoolcreations.net/ She has free stuff too!

Marya said...

All the best in your journey! We homeschooled for about 3 years - it was great, but exhausting. Make sure to take time for yourself!

Shann Eva said...

I'm not sure that I would have the patience to homeschool my kids. There seem to be a lot of blogs and information out there, so I hope you find what you need. I'll be following along and sending support your way. :)

The Quiet Grove said...

Speaking as one who was homeschooled (6th grade through highschool), who helped homeschool younger siblings, has worked with hundreds of parents in various states of homeschooling and who is homeschooling her own children...You are doing great! Trust in yourself and just take it one day at a time.

Megan Van Weelde said...

Good luck on your journey! I'm a teacher and I love an online program called Lexia for phonics and literacy. It tell you as a teacher or parent how to help and gives you worksheets and games. It is highly regarded. High quality phonics instruction is essential.

Liz Mays said...

Good luck with it all! It's a huge undertaking, but you can do it!

TweenselMom said...

I am proud of a lot of homeschoolers. It's not for us but I am certain there are lots of families who will thrive perfectly with homeschooling.

Yona Williams said...

I'm not familiar with homeschooling at all, but I think it's a great way to bond and take an active role in a child's education. And, there are so many helpful resources out there to take advantage of…can you imagine how difficult it was for parents without access to the Internet or the ability to connect with others who have valuable insight to share.

Lisa Rios said...

I have some experience of homeschooling my kids during holidays, but I am sure it is not an easy job as you need a lot of patience! Good luck to you on this.