2nd January 2013 is the day where all children born in 2006 enter Primary 1. Looking at all the excitement among friends posting pictures of their 7 year olds in school uniform and all made me feel a little uneasy in my heart. My dear Reese was suppose to be in Primary 1. A faint moment passed me by ... did I make the right decision to homeschool him. I just cannot help it even though I have been homeschooling him since birth! I guess it is not easy to step away from the norm and take the road less traveled. The feeling of uncertainty always lingers around no matter how much I tried to sweep it away!
Yesterday I felt much better because Reese went ice-skating with his homeschooling friends and I got to meet up with some mummies. It is always nice to have support from other mummies in the same boat so to speak. :) The kids had lots of fun. Reese spent about 4 hours happily skating and playing with his friends. Next week will be back to work for me. I wish I can have another month of holiday! :)
We started homeschooling again after a break. This year I would like to be a little bit more discipline with certain subjects. I hope Reese can be more enthusiastic with Math and we are skimming through grade 3 math now and by mid year we will start grade 4 math. I am reducing repetitive work as much as I can.
We will be starting a new language arts program specially for gifted children. Hopefully this will be worth the money! Paying RM600 plus for a few books from USA is expensive. I have also enrolled Reese for drum lessons! He has 1 month to try it out. Next Reese will be involved with a drama program for homeschoolers. The program runs for 4 months and at the end of it, they will perform for real life audience. Not sure whether Reese will be able to stick to it but I am willing to give it a try. This year, Reese will have even more opportunities to make new friends.
Good start for all of us!