Monday, August 25, 2008

Another School Year

Can you believe summer vacation is over, or almost over for some? Ours has ended and we are back at school. We started this past Wednesday and it was difficult to get back into the flow after summer break!

This is the third year our family has home schooled. Both of my sons have Autism and after trying various schools, (and fighting for services!), home school was an alternative to traditional public school that was a great fit for our family. Although I have my degree in education and have taught in the public schools, it is still very different when you teach your OWN kids!
But, with the help of our online school, we have had success each year.
Our school provides the curriculum and I provide the instruction. Which is nice for me...I don't have to hunt down curriculum, it is all there for us....books and all!

Here is a link to our school if you'd like to take a peek. It is not ALL online, just logging in attendance each day and some subjects, like Science have online worksheets.
And, we meet once a week at the "brick and mortar" school where the boys have face to face time with a teacher who helps with lessons they may be having difficulty finishing.

So, here is to another year of learning and fun! (and a little bit of exhaustion for Mom!)

Suzanne~ Pear Tree Primitives/Painter of the Past


SweetAnnee said...

I admire you for takes a special person to do it..

Happy New School Year, Deena

Gathering Hope said...

You are such a blessing to your children Suzanne.
I admire you and would so much love to do this.
Enjoy your days...
Always leave with a smile after a visit here:)