Back in the game

Well hello there. It has been a while that I have written a true update/ blog post. Well summer has been incredibly busy. Trying to make new friends, start and finish a renovation, start a new business, create homeschool groups, explore Oregon and stay in touch with old friends. It really has been a lot but somewhere in the middle between all of it I think we are finding our flow once again.  There are many crazy and uncertain facts and things happening right now but we are trying to make the best of it….

On Monday we officially started our ” new homeschool year “. The little one started  ” MBTP 7-9 and my oldest is still deep in 9-11 with MBTP,  so theoretically 2nd grade and 5th grade. After a few weeks trying to speed things up, worrying that she would be behind.. i decided to just keep going in our ( her ) pace… The curriculum is build in an awesome way, that we really are not behind. It is so deep in knowledge and created for gifted kids, that I am not worried about starting her in a few months… ( she just turned 10). Homeschooling gives us these freedoms to make things work for us, and I have finally reached that point to use these advantages for us ALL THE WAY !!! The rest I just shrug off and I will not have  silly discussions about these kinds of things anymore…

The beauties of homeschooling… the freedom..  Something I would never ever let go off again. Not many people understand it that have not fully homeschooled. It is one thing I would never want to give up again ! So really, I just wanted to wish everyone a happy new start into the new school year and hope everyone feels refreshed, encouraged and ready to encourage those little minds to explore, play, love and learn !!  Happy Homeschooling !

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Back in the game

  1. Hi. We are brand new to homeschooling and my daughter will be in 5th grade. A few weeks ago, I chose MBTP as the spine of our curriculum. We decided to go with the 10-12 yr units. I’m wondering if it might be too ambitious? She has been in a magnet school and in the gifted class there, for the past 4 years. According to the placement test, 10-12 seemed right. But now I’m worried. We will begin using the curriculum on Monday.

    1. I hope you had a good start with the curriculum already, sorry for the late response. You will see that you can tweak the curriculum a lot, sometimes you can skip activities, choose harder or easier options. I would just give it a try and start slow. My oldest is sill finishing up the 9-11 at the moment and the higher we get into the levels the more detailed they seem to get. I have found that working with the curriculum does get easier over time. So don’t get discouraged at the beginning. The more you do it the easier it will get, you will get used to the way the lessons are built. All lessons are very rich in information and the books choices are incredible and not to rush through. If you are not always on time with the lessons and feel like you are behind, just remember how rich this curriculum is and how much it really covers ! I hope you guys enjoy it !

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