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Today marks 100 Days of Fifth Grade
And I’m celebrating!
Why? Because, up until this year, I don’t even remember making it to 100 Days. We managed to get enough school in to call it a school year, but it was never anything to celebrate. School with Ian has been a struggle.
He’s nothing like the girls. The girls were easy. They were different from each other but both easy. Ashley required more mom-time; but she graduated from our homeschool, holds down both a full-time and part-time job, and has a great work ethic. Gracie has already finished all her at-home subjects and is working her way through college at the local community college while still participating in the music program at the local high school. She’s also holding down a pretty intense part-time job that she takes very seriously.
But Ian … he hasn’t ever taken school seriously. And it’s been a source of frustration. To the point where I question why I am doing this and have looked into all the different options for him. I considered sending him to public school. I looked into a charter school. I threatened military school. 😉 Nothing seemed to be a good fit until my cousin’s wife talked to me about Abeka Academy – something I knew existed, but hadn’t really thought of before.
Now, don’t get my wrong … Ian isn’t a terrible kid. In fact, when I think he’s bad, I usually get around other kids who make him look pretty darn good! But, he just hasn’t liked school. He hasn’t had time for it. “School is stupid,” “School is boring,” “Why do I have to do school?” These are the statements and questions that I heard over and over again.
Thank you, Abeka Academy!
This school year has been smooth sailing! He’s made it to 100 days. I’m sane, and he’s learning. Sure, we still have to encourage him at times; but, for the most part, he does school on his own. And he’s learning SO MUCH.
I realize I haven’t been keeping up with my posts about the specific subjects. I plan to start those again so be sure to check back if you’re interested. In the meantime, you can read my thoughts on both Bible and Arithmetic. We are loving his fifth-grade teachers! I would love to take him down to Pensacola to meet them before the school year is over (not sure if we can make that happen or not, though).
Anyway, I’m just so thankful that we found this alternative to traditional homeschooling! Both Ian and I are much better off because of it! We’ll definitely be doing it again next year.
100 days down, 70 days to go . . .
(Abeka’s schedule is based on 170 educational days, with 10 days built in for extras like field trips, etc.)