Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Homeschooling with Traditional Curriculum

We choose to use a traditional curriculum for our children in our home - maybe because I feel most comfortable with that method as a former classroom teacher - maybe because I feel it is superior to other more relaxed programs. Sometimes, though, on days like I had today, I wish that there was an easier way to get a thorough curriculum without running out of time in the day to get to each child. I guess if my family was smaller I would not have this dilemma. In a perfect world, I would have writing seminars with each child throughout the week. I would have one on one time to review material with each child. Please don't take my concerns for discontent. I wouldn't trade what I have for the world. I love my four kids. I count it a blessing to stay home and teach them. I am confident that they are learning and thriving in our home. Maybe many other moms feel the same way and look at what more they could accomplish - in a perfect world. Maybe I need to relax a little more. My children accomplish much in the day. I am not supermom, but I wish I could do more.


Brooke said...


I arrived here from Peace in the Pandemonium. I go to church with Jen.
I was struck by our similarities. Phillies :), 4 kids, homeschooling, feelings during election returns, Karen Kingsbury books, etc.

I really appreciated this post. I am at the beginning of homeschooling having just started with my 4 year old. We have a 2 year old, and a 7 month and hopefully one more someday to complete our family. I am strongly considering Traditional Curriculum. As a former elementary teacher, I think I would be much more comfortable that way. Do you mind me asking what you use? Thanks and I hope you find that few extra minutes you are looking for. :)

Sandy said...

Hi Brooke,
Where to start? I would love to share what I do as a teaching mom. I am not sure the best way to contact you. May I e-mail you?
I enjoyed looking at your blog. Great pictures! I love taking pictures of my kids as well. We do seem to have quite a bit in common. It has been a blessing through this blog and some other sites to find other Christian moms with the same passion for their family. Thank you for your comment. I would love to share more with you.

Brooke said...


Look forward to hearing from you!