Recently our family made a big decision to do things a little different around here. It's been an interesting year of school for our oldest and after much prayer, conversation, more prayer, some more conversations, and even more prayer and following my gut instinct...we decided to do what is called dual enrollment with Jaxon starting 2nd semester. Dual enrollment is a great program our district offers (actually one our state has available) and it simply means that Jaxon goes to the elementary school for part of his schooling and the other part he does "home school" with me. He goes every day to school in the mornings until 12:35 and then I bring him home for the afternoon when we do our part here. I have many reason why we ended up with this choice, but to save you a lengthy post, you can just check out some pictures from our first few weeks and if you want to hear more about my heart on this matter... jump on over to my "In the Trenches" link in a day or two once I am done with that post.
First day at home school! He was pretty excited....I was nervous, scared, and excited all at once!
First week of home school completed. To celebrate... Scratch Cupcakery of course!
I set up a little "classroom" area and both boys work well together in their new space. I've been letting Austin skip nap 2 days a week for preschool. He thinks this is the coolest thing ever and Jaxon actually works best on these days.
I love seeing my boys work together and getting a chance to teach them right now in this season. We are learning lots as our family adjusts to this new routine!