In our state, the only rule for homeschooling is that you have to go as many days as your district is in session. For us, that is 180. Don't get me wrong, we don't actually have to report that to anyone, I guess they just assume everyone will comply because it's out there. Well, we do comply and it was with great joy that I marked day 180 off our calendar yesterday! WooHoo!
It is a little bit surreal to me that not only did we just finish up our 4th year of homeschooling (What?!?) but that Captain C will be starting the youth group in the fall. If we were in public school, he would be starting middle school where he could possible know someone in his school that is pregnant. How can that be? My baby can't be old enough to make babies! Oh my!
I'm so thankful that we are able to homeschool. I'm thankful that Oklahoma does only have that one little law about homeschooling and they don't make it impossible to educate your children at home. I'm thankful there are so many options out now for homeschoolers to choose from. I'm thankful that we survived our 4th year home together and I think we did it pretty well. We still have some work to do so aren't totally in summer mode yet, but that magic number of 180 gives me freedom to take a week off next week when my family comes (again, WooHoo!) and not stress about days. I'm a little nuts and started a new science book this week so we will be doing that for 30 more days throughout the summer but they love science so it is fun. I also want to teach Terrific T cursive. He is finishing up 2nd grade, when they teach it in public school, but I didn't think he was ready to learn it earlier this year so we put it off. We started that last week too. We have a few more things that I want to knock out this summer but we will get it done as we prepare for 1st grade, 3rd grade, and 6th grade in the fall.
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