My boy starts kindergarten today. KINDERGARTEN.
When I filled out his application for our hybrid homeschool, one of the questions was, “Where does he excel?”. I think they were looking for an answer like “reading” or “math”. Even though I’ve been homeschooling him the last few years, it’s been very student-led, very low-key and very fun (I hope) and I haven’t pushed him to recite his ABCs or know all the sounds or whatever it is they learn in preschool. I just wanted him to get used to being in our homeschool room, to enjoy learning and love reading.
Anyway, the answer I gave for what he excels at? Imagination. Play. Pretend. It’s what he does. He takes every–everything–we do and turns it into an adventure. He hides from dragons while he puts clothes away. He uses spatulas as swords. He plans surprise dance parties before bed, makes his toys come alive in play and hears monsters stomping through the house.
My little pirate isn’t so little anymore. And while we get adjusted to kindergarten homeschooling (and Lydia’s 3rd grade at the same time!), I’m going to take a month off the blog. You might see me on Facebook or Twitter a little tiny bit. But mainly, I’ll be unplugged. (And yes, the kids are gone to school two days, so it would seem as I have more time, but this is all new to me. So, I’ll be getting in the homeschool groove and hopefully working on some Truth in the Tinsel stuff and other behind-the-scenes details that don’t require instant updates.)
While you’re waiting for me (you will be, won’t you?), check out some of my favorite school-themed posts!