After a fabulous holiday with family, friends,
parties, wining and dining,
we'll be starting our school year in a week or two.
We're in middle school, but not any specific year.
In a regular school, Lu would probably be placed in the 7th grade.
He's 13 now and he's a very busy young man.
He's got goats.
He's got ongoing (non-alcoholic) fermentation projects.
And he's got occasional catering jobs.
It's going to be tricky fitting in our homeschool schedule with all of this. Goats and fermentation can be called Science Class, but there are still many things I want to cover: reading the classics, developing essay-writing skills, ALGEBRA, world history and Guatemalan history.... And there are things that Lu wants to cover: developing culinary skills (workshops, tutorials, recipe books, experimentation...), guitar, carpentry, photography...
There are only so many hours in the day, so we have a lot of planning and decision-making ahead. We're going to have to give and take, and negotiate, and come up with something that works for us.
But before I sit down with Lu to do all of this,
I want to commit to these 2016 Homeschool Resolutions:
I will give priority to Lu's interests.
I will be supportive of projects that Lu decides to undertake.
I will let go of conventional ideas like
"Math HAS TO BE an every day class."
I will trust in Lu's desire to learn.
If something isn't working, I won't try to force it.