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Sunday Funday

Sunday, July 22, 2012
Mostly unrelated to homeschool, excluding the fact that the bowling alley offers free bowling for kids.
(P.E. Maybe)
p.s. She really did win a game.



Waiting.......

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Not much going on over here on the schooling front.  First day isn't until August 16th, and the teachers don't start until August 1st. So for now, I wait.  It's the calm before the storm. HA!

What first grade looks like.

Thursday, July 12, 2012
This is what first grade looks like sprawled on the floor.



Just in case you ever wanted to know!

OCD

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Ive gone crazy. Its official. If I can't get my hands on the curriculum and schedules soon I will have to take a 5150 vacation. I've moved nearly every piece of furniture in my house. My OCD is out of control. On the upside I went to Target and got some cheapy school supplies.
T-minus too crazy to count backwards days.

Overinformation

Monday, July 2, 2012
Stupid Google.  Once again my mind has gotten away from me with my over planning.  The school we signed up for will be sending Bella a computer. 
Where do we put it? Should it be in her room?  Should I put it in the current computer area for her use?  Living room? Dining room?
So I decide to ask the wise internet about homeschool organziation.  HA!
Now I have added even more places to "teach/coach" my kid.
I'd love to take my junk room/3rd bedroom/home gym into the classroom area.  Do I need to?
I have no idea. Apparently the other moms on Google don't know either. 
Lame.

reality sets in

Today I went and withdrew from our beloved private school.
Talk about hard.  Tears everywhere.
I didn't realize how much of my ego relied on being a "private school mom" it's a big part of my identity.
So this is my slap with reality. I am not a private school mom anymore.  There I said it.
It's even weird to type it. 
They did assure me that I can always come back and there will always be a space for my kid. 
I have to do what I have to do and my family is priority #1 but WOW. 
I called one of my besties to tell her and the response was on par what I'm expecting to hear about 5 million more times.
Homeschooling is weird.
In some ways I agree.  In other ways I don't see any other option so.....
WEIRD...
Here I come!!

T-Minus 44 days

How did this happen?

Sunday, July 1, 2012
How DID this happen?
Oh wait!  I remember now.  IMPULSE. 
I'm not sure that being impulsive is the best place to start my homeschool career.  (Career?!?WTF?)
However, that's how I got to this point. 

I'm going to miss our private school of the past four years so much, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. 

There are upsides to this.
1. Ability to have my family together more often
2.  Save hundrads and hundreds of dolaars a month.

There are downsides too but currently they are just hypothetical.
1. No afternoon drinking.
2. 24/7 with my kid.
3. No Princeton because I've failed her in her education.

After doing a few minutes (don't judge) of internet research I decided to try California Virtual Academy.  According to wikipedia it's NOT a homeschool.  It's a virtual public school. 
Does that sound better? 

I'm not a homeschool mom I'm the learning coach of my daughter at a virtual public school? 
Doubt it.

It helps that I have a friend that is and hopefully will be our teacher. 

So while it seems like I put almost no thought into this there were a ton of questions that she was able to answer, but right now it's all hypothetical.  It's not going to sink in until August 16th which is the official first day of virtual school. 

Until then baby steps of reality will take place.
1. Tomorrow i'm going to see the principal at our beloved private school to let her know that we won't be returning in September. 
2. Two weeks from now at the private schools giant summer fundraiser, when I'll see all of my friends and tell them we won't be returning so I can in fact homeschool (semantics) my kid. 
3. When multiple boxes full of first grade get delivered and the moment of realization sets in. 

I'm a big planner and the fact that I can't plan how this is going to go is stressing me out more than anything else. 

T-Minus 45 days until we begin.