Yesterday was our first day of homeschooling for Kindergarten. I have a four year old and a two year old. We are using LHFHG based on reviews I read at homeschoolreviews.com Everyone is just glowing there about it.
I was very reluctant about homeschooling. Dh has been excited about it since dd's birth but it has taken FOUR years to get me on board! It's always seemed too difficult, too time consuming and too frustrating. God seemed to lead us toward homeschooling any way. Every time I had a question about it, I would see a book or someone would talk to me about the very thing I was contemplating the next day (literally).
We did Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons this summer and while dd did learn how to read, it not really a pleasant experience for either us. Dd can be strong willed and has a little brother who needs to be entertained at all times.
Needless to say, I started really freaking out the day before we started LHFHG. I was nervous about what my two year old would do, how much time it would take and whether we would experience the same frustrations. I felt God reassure me that everything was going to be fine.
The next morning we started at 8:15 and were done by 9:45! She loved every single thing except the 100 Easy lessons follow-up reader that I used instead of Reading Made Easy. The Reddy Fox book was a little scary for her mostly b/c we are city people and she could not imagine a fox eating chickens. Ds, who I was so worried about, joined in during the craft, songs and was generally awesome. B/c we were up and down and doing so many different things he didn't have time to be bored or demanding.
Thank you Carrie for putting together such an easy to use curriculum. We are so grateful that it is comprehensive, but not time consuming. We had the whole day left to go to playdates, run errands, etc. She can still participate in ballet, swimming, Awanas, music class, etc. because we are done with homeschooling by 10 a.m.! Best of all, my 2 year old is joining in, instead of feeling left out.
I am really looking forward to this year!
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