Yesterday was our first day going to our Classical Conversation class/homeschool group (which I wrote about in more detail here). It was a whirlwind! We walked out of the house right before 7am, dropped Clay off at Briana's house for the day (she's graciously offered to watch him for me while I'm at CC on Tuesdays) & then we drove to our "campus" (a nice church facility) across town. I'm so glad we only meet once a week!
Ray took off the morning so that he could see Addison in her first class. (Kate is attending the preschool program that they offer)
I'm so excited about this program. It really offers wonderful direction, accountability & community. I love it! I've always known that I'd like to homeschool my children, but, now that the time has come, I truly feel like I have a heart to homeschool my children.
Yes, it's extra exhausting. There are times when I think, "Can I really do this?" Sometimes I feel that someone who is going to be the primary educator for their children should exhibit more calm & patience on a consistent basis.
The truth is that no one is perfect and the Lord is the one who gives the grace in all situations, including schooling my children. We spent much time in prayer over this & the Lord clearly pointed us in this direction and opened the doors wider than I could've imagined.
I'm really excited about this new chapter in our lives, not just homeschooling in general, but, also the CC program. There are some things that I become truly excited about & have to make myself stop talking about them constantly so that I won't annoy people - CC is one of those things!!!
The core curriculum guide for the program has a wonderful introduction by the founder. I found great encouragement in some of her writings & I'll leave you with a small portion of her thoughts:
Our educational endeavors are not for my boys or me. They are for the kingdom of God and have ramifications not yet revealed. (Leigh Bortins)