Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Our {new} Classical Christian Hybrid School

If you've read this blog for more than my worksheets, you know its been a really crazy year.

 A massive ear surgery for my #3.
A move to a much bigger city.
A high risk pregnancy.
A preemie NICU baby.
A surgery for this mama with a slow recovery.

We did have a heads up for most of this, but getting settled here has taken time.
We still have boxes to unpack.

Wait.....Did I say we??  What I really meant to say is I still have boxes to unpack.

In anticipation of our move, I quickly started to look for a Classical Conversations group for my family.  This is a really big city with LOTS of choices, so I thought it would be easy.  The one (within a reasonable driving distance) had room for 4 kids.  There were some start up groups close by, but in our past CC experience new groups hadn't really provided much of a class for my oldest one or two.  Part of why we do CC is for the community aspect.  I want that for all my babies, not just the younger ones.

As I started expanding my options of what to do, I found something else.
I feel like I'm "cheating" on Classical Conversations.
Its not that I don't love CC....because I do.  I am still going to have my kids listen to the CD and memorize all the wonderful facts for Cycle 3, but we aren't part of a community this year.

Instead....we are trying a hybrid or blended model school.
This is Classical Christian school.  My babies will be there 2 days a week (without me) and home 3 days.  We were able to secure spots the last 8 weeks of the spring 2014 school year and I fell in love with this place.  I loved the wonderful teachers and staff.  The kids.  The families.  The curriculum.  I even loved the break this mama got those two days.  I was able to go to Doctors appointments, unpack, cook, clean and still homeschool my kids.  It was perfect.  So perfect, we are back again this year.

I did struggle with this decision, but I know for right now...for this time in our lives...this is right.  This is what we need.  I feel good that when I leave my kids those two days, I don't worry.  It is very evident that these wonderful teachers love the Lord and love my kids and that makes my heart so happy.
Even better, my kids love it!

Homeschooling, for us, is something we take on a year-by-year, kid-by-kid basis.  This might not work forever and it might not work for all my kids....but for now it works for our family

1 comment:

  1. I love this! You are doing what is best for your family--you are where God wants you and you are making the most of it! I agree 100% with the year by year, kid by kid decision process for homeschooling...they are, afterall, individuals! I have family in the Houston area, and it is definitely HUGE! But God went ahead of you and prepared the way for you and your family for such a time as this! Thank you for all of the wonderful resources you post here. We used your review sheets last year and plan to use them again this year as well. Hoping you have a wonderful, peace filled and joyful year ahead full of new baby giggles and new relationships!