Ever feel like you’ve just kind of, you know, “been there,
done that, got the shirt”? Some days, I really feel like this has been our motto
for our homeschooling experience- and we’ve only be doing this for a short
6-ish years! You see, that’s what happens when you are wracked by self-doubt,
Pinterest plan, and read WAY too many blogs and books of homeschooling before
you even pop out kiddo #1.
I have run our homeschool like a public school, over
scheduled and over filled our days, relaxed and over relaxed, checked off
lists, counted hours, and saved too much only to realize not only was it not
necessary, but also not working. My problem? I wasn’t letting my curriculum
work for me, I was working for it. I was failing to trust that I was doing a
good enough job and tried to do too much.
Yes, I was one of those moms.
Yes, I spent way too much time planning “the perfect” school
day. Pinterest used to threaten to give me thumb osteoarthritis with all of the
scrolling for the best ideas …
We had so much fun this year at the library! I didn't take pictures of everything, and there are a few things we missed out on, but we were able to do so much more this year versus last year! The theme this year was Fizz,Boom, Pop and was all about science and magic. There was also a folk singer, which the kids loved because it was a smaller group, and an African drum session, which Monkey didn't care for because it was a large group and large group of drums is apparently too loud for my auditory sensitive child.
We also did story time once a week during the summer, and for some reason, I can't find all of the pictures I took to show you how much fun it is! Every story time is theme based, and she does such an amazing job at incorporating everything into the theme. There are three story readings, songs with motions, rhythm songs with shakers, a craft, snack, and busy boxes at the end. It's great, because even though Monkey is on the older end for story time, he's …