Wednesday, September 12, 2012


So it is official.... as of next week I will be a homeschooling Mama/Teacher. Wow! That is weird to say. I am a public school teacher! I Triple Heart Love public schools. Let me revise that to say I triple heart love schools that follow a social constructivism style of teaching. I want the student to take an active role in their education, rather than passively listen as they are being lectured to.

My 1st grader son has been having a hard time since the move and struggles with irrational fears, explosive outburst, negative feelings about himself, and inability to be still and focus. He is also funny, kind, social, and smarter than any other child I know (seriously). Everyday I was seeing a spark go out as he went off to school to sit at a desk that he was unable to get up from ALL day, except for lunch and his one and ONLY recess. He cried with happiness whenever I picked him up and exclaimed,
"Having you get me is the best part of my day."

I have had to stay home this year to take my youngest to FIVE therapies a week. He was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder four months ago. We have found a great pediatric therapy clinic and he sees an Occupational Therapist twice a week, a Speech Therapist once a week, and a Feeding/Speech Therapist twice a week as well. I am home anyway, I am qualified to teach, and my oldest son needs me right now. It isn't what I intended, but it is what needs to be done.

The good news is since I will be forced to do AMAZING and AWESOME activities with my boys my blogging will INCREASE tenfold. I am really excited to start blogging again and have some amazing things to share with you all. So next week in-laws are visiting and my curriculum is arriving. I am excited to start Five in a Row among other things. Our first theme will be apples and I have TONS planned.
Getting the classroom set-up (will share pics later)
Amazing school desk I got at a garage sale for $10-Wahoo!


  1. I am so excited for your new adventure....and the blogging:-) You will be amazing and kids should always love school!

    Chickadee Jubilee

  2. Thanks Laurie. I felt like such a traitor when I told his teacher today. One of the hardest confrontations ever. Its not her fault either. You have been a great support and inspiration!

  3. I'm a believer in the public school system too, but I don't blame you one single bit. I'm super excited for your journey and all the wonderfulness you'll be sharing along the way. And what an amazing mother you are to recognize what your son needs, realize he wasn't getting it, and to be able to do something about it!! I second what Miss Foote said, you WILL be amazing!