On Monday, we got the curriculum we had ordered from “My Father’s World” and it was like Christmas. Beautiful books galore and Micah actually cried when I told him we couldn’t start everything right away! Like many parents, we teach Micah a lot at home simply from day to day but next year, we want to make it feel more “official” and so we decided to order a curriculum package and really start feeling like we are doing a more organized homeschool. We didn’t know how Micah would take the news at first as he has been going to a small Christian school nearby but he is full of enthusiasm and fortunately, Rick will be able to teach him certain subjects as well which Micah is thrilled about! He keeps asking, “you and daddy will both be my teachers?” Yes, Rick is going to be right there with me to help wherever he can, when he can…I am so blessed. I don’t think I could even conceive of the idea if I did not have a husband desiring to have a lot of involvement as well!
I have some reservations in sharing this information because I do not want it to seem that we think homeschooling is “the way of all ways.” I know it is not. And we are not striving to keep our children “out of the world” or attempting to be hip and different. Rick was homeschooled and had an awesome experience so we just want to try it this year and see how it goes! Like many things in life, I look at this as a one year at a time type thing, at least at this point. I want to be optimistic but I also do not want to play God so right now, I’m just happy to say we’ll see how this year goes!
We have quite fallen for the curriculum (which doesn’t hurt) so in truth, much of my reason for wanting to write this post is to show off the books we got! I love pretty books and that is one reason I chose this particular curriculum! I could not be excited about teaching if I had to use books lacking in beauty and color. In other words, I’m not going to be picking ABeka homeschooling books any time soon! AND, “My Father’s World” provides an awesome, day by day lesson guide so I do not have to come up with lesson plans on my own. To me, this is perfect and removes a lot of the stress as a newbie homeschooler.
So, never a dull moment in this house, that’s for sure. For those who might be considering homeschooling but aren’t sure, feel free to follow us in our first year and see us learn by much trial and error…and hopefully succeed along the way!:)
Micah’s a blessed by. Here is some of the books from his “My Father’s World” curriculum package