Thursday, July 8, 2010

A little bit about Me.....

My name is Katrina and I am a homeschooling Mom of 2 busy boys! Happily married for 17 years to my husband Chris, a Medical Assistant. We have been homeschooling for 2 school years and getting ready to start our 3rd year in August. We were accidental homeschoolers, after my oldest son had issues entering Middle School. My husband and I feel that this was the best choice for our kids we have ever made and wish we had made it sooner! We use Time 4 Learning as our core curriculum and I swear by it! It has turned my "I hate school" ADHD child into a smiling, learning, happy boy! It has made my gifted, school didn't challenge him child love to learn again because he can work at a pace and level that works for him! Luckily, my Mom is a retired schoolteacher so she handles the writing portion! It worked well for us last year and we are using her again this year! While we use Time 4 Learning as our core for Math, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts - we also add our own few touches like Spanish on their Nintendo DS's, Free Reading, Hands on Science using an awesome kit from Grandma, Spelling and the afore mentioned writing program. I am a WAHM, work-at-home Mom! I run a daycare/preschool out of my home and have for almost 20 years, so things are never dull and slow around here! I am currently upgrading my license, so I will go from 3 toddler/preschoolers to 6! Nothing like a good challenge!LOL With 2 tween/teenage boys, 3 toddlers, a new puppy, 2 crazy cats, a frog, a chameleon and 14 chickens life can get a little bit hectic. I know that I could not homeschool like we want to without Time 4 Learning, it is a sanity saver! Happy Homeschooling!

3 comments:

Mary said...

What a huge encouragement your post is. Thank you for sharing about your son going from hating to loving school. My son does well with online learning too. It helps us have success.

Mary said...

What a huge encouragement your post is. Thank you for sharing about your son going from hating to loving school. My son does well with online learning too. It helps us have success.

Aandwsmom said...

Thanks Mary!
I think the first positive sign was that he was horrid in Math, I mean probably 4th grade level and he was in 6th grade. Before starting homeschooling, he hated it.. it was a fight for all of us to get it done. T4L Math allowed him to slow down to his pace and relearn all that he had apparently skimmed thru for years! We pulled him from public school in early October and by his birthday in December, he was adding up the gift cards he got and the amount of items he wanted from Lego Store in 2 columns to make sure he had enough! He had NEVER done that before, usually asked his Math Whiz younger brother to do it for him!