So I've been hinting that I have some big news. News that is going to change our lives here at Cotton-Top Hills. The huge, exciting news is that next year we will be homeschooling! Oh, it's such a relief to have that off my chest. We've been praying about it, discussing it, mulling it over now for the whole school year. Really, it's been on my mind since my children started school. Anyway, it has been a journey. I'm not sure where it is going to take us. Em, says she would like to go to high school, so for now we will just take it one year at a time. I figure God will guide us where we need to go.
I've been burying myself in research for curriculum, picking the brains of my friends, like my former neighbor Connie, and trying to get organized for next year. Really, it is exciting. I think I'm as ready as the kids to be done with this school year so we can move on. Having said that, I hope we stay in touch with all the dear friends we have made over the last two and a half years at Em and Soph's school. We've been blessed with some really special friends and I would be sad if we lost touch.
I'm also hoping to either add on to this blog or start a new blog about our homeschooling adventures. The girls would like to journal their thoughts and feelings about the change. We're all about keeping it real. I might even let them tell you what an ogre I can be when I'm trying to teach them about fractions or some such thing. I'd like to share each step with you all, because someone else out there might benefit from hearing our story. Just like my blogging friends who touch my life each day with their stories.
Anyway, I'm full of hope and excitement as we turn the pages on the next phase of our life. God is definitely at work here at Cotton-Top Hills! I can't wait to share it with you. Oh, and I'd be happy for any advice for those already homeschooling:)