When I first began homeschooling my oldest daughter, Audrey (now age 15), I knew I was making a pretty substantial commitment. She was in kindergarten at the time, and already had two younger siblings to follow. I attended the state homeschooling conference. I spent HOURS pouring over catalogs. I spoke to every other homeschooler I could find (these were the days before the internet, mind you). I invested hundreds of dollars into books and curricula. I was ready, baby!
Then other siblings came along and joined the ranks, each with his own unique learning style and personality; strengths and weaknesses. My focus changed – more than once. My curriculum changed — repeatedly. Every year (even every week!) brought something new — new challenges, amazing discoveries…to call homeschooling an adventure is a vast understatement!
But here is something I never thought I’d do — even in the homeschooling arena:
Do you see it? If you missed it, look closely at the photo again.
Yes, folks, it seems I now have a new student in my homeschool “classroom”. It seems I have now become the proud homeschooling mother to…
A LIZARD!!! (Or more appropriately, Spike, the bearded dragon).
Do you think he learned those spelling words? Perhaps we will have the first educated reptile! Hmmm…I wonder what phonics curriculum we should use with him?
Spike, by the way was an early gift for Ant for his 11th birthday. :)