Today Jude finished his final math worksheet. Our first year of homeschooling has come to an end. As I look back over the past school year I realize that this was the best decision we’ve made for Jude. He has completely blown my ideas and expectations about homeschooling out of the water.
Given the fact he started his homeschool curriculum more than 2 months late he completed all of his work in record time. Some days were hard to get him (and myself) motivated to do the work but we did it.
We are already starting to plan our curriculum and schedule for next school year. Since Jude turns 7 this summer we have to step up our homeschool game a little (according to the state of NC) but given the fact he’s already ahead on most of his work I’m not too worried about it.
Last night I was telling Joe that Jude is still a bit of a mystery to me. I still don’t understand how is brain works or what makes him tick. Having a child with an incredibly high IQ is challenging on many levels. He learns things very quickly and easily however if he struggles just the slightest bit with any subject he gets very frustrated. He has to master a new task immediately which makes teaching him easy but also hard at the same time.
I never thought I would be a homeschool mom but I’m slowly starting to see myself homeschooling all of the boys. In the meantime, we’ll take it day-by-day, year-by-year.