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1st Year of Homeschooling

As some may know Matt and I decided to homeschool Kalani this past year…and we/I survived!  It wasn’t that bad or that big of a transition.  Well, I guess the biggest transition was throwing a baby (Mason) in the picture.

I joined a local homeschool group (Cypress Homeschool Association) and LOVED meeting new people through that.  These ladies are on top of things.  We participated in a Halloween Trunk or Treat, Thanksgiving Friendship dinner, Christmas party and a Co-op every Monday.  There were other activities, but we didn’t or couldn’t attend.  I also had Kalani involved in a homeschool singing choir (Super Singers) where she got to perform for friends and families and also sing to the elderly in assisted living locations.  And she also was in an Art Club and Book Club.   Let me tell you that this homeschool child is NOT socially awkward!

Halloween Trunk-or-Treat

Santa visited the kids at the Christmas Party

Kalani's mask from Art Club

Book Club Activity

Super Singer Homeschool Choir

I think that Kalani enjoys staying home with me…I know she likes to sleep until 8-9am.  Then we are done with school before noon.  If she went to the local elementary school she would board a bus around 8am and wouldn’t get home until after 4pm.  I just think that is too long of a day for a child.  Besides, she gets all (or at least most) of my attention during our “school hours, ” and we can take field trips all the time.  We have also met some fabulous friends through CHA and church members who homeschool.  If you want to homeschool, Texas is the place and I found the perfect niche.

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  1. June 29th, 2010 at 01:39 | #1

    I’m so glad that homeschooling is working out for you! Of course a child coming from you and Matt wouldn’t be socially awkward! I don’t like the idea of sending my daughter off to a full day kindergarten, but since that’s what they have around here, we’re doing it. I can’t even imagine homeschooling her, though. We’re WAY too much alike!

  2. Cricket
    June 29th, 2010 at 09:39 | #2

    We’ve been thinking seriously about homeschooling Ryan when the time comes. He really seems to have my temperament which didn’t do well with public school at all. I’m glad to hear you had such a positive experience with your first year!

  3. April
    June 29th, 2010 at 21:36 | #3

    That’s very brave of you to homeschool, you’re awesome. Are you going to continue to homeschool or will you put her into public school at some point? Your family is so beautiful and I’m happy to see you guys are doing well. 🙂 LOVE YA

  4. Kalani
    March 4th, 2015 at 19:18 | #4

    Wow Mom, I think you over-exaggerated… Hahaha, but I do enjoy the homeschooling and I think that, personally, the homeschooling helped my character to build into a kind little sweetheart… 😀

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