First Day of Homeschool

If you’ve been following my tweets on twitter this week then you’d know that we started our first day of homeschool this week. Adjusting to our new schedule is exhausting to say the least. The beginning of a new school year is always the hardest it seems.


I want to be an Olympic Swimming Gold Medalist when I grow up!”


This year is the first year that we are “officially” homeschooling both boys. My oldest son is in Second grade while my youngest is excitedly starting Kindergarten. Since we don’t get “official school photos” taken every year, I always like to take photos of the kidlets on the first day of school.


“I want to be a Scientist that Discovers Dinosaurs when I grow up!”


Homeschooling two kidlets during their “early years” of school is definitely a challenge since both need lots of one on one teaching time but we are determined to figure out what works best for us. Three days in and we are progressively getting better already. Waking up early and getting an early jump on school first thing after breakfast seems to be the best approach thus far.

Do you homeschool more than one kidlet? What are some of your tips and tricks for teaching more than one child at a time?

Fellow homeschooling families, I would love to know some of your tips and tricks for homeschooling more than one child. Please share with us in the comment section of this post.

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  1. says

    Our boys are the same :) – we got a 2nd grader and K too. Although Taite who is 5 (wont be 6 til mid dec) is inbetween grades. He has some 1st grade work but Id say majority of it is K. He also does some work with his brother, like bible and geography… but mainly because it keeps him busy :) I doubt he grasp all of it the way Caleb does.

    My hardest thing right now is dealing with our 2 year old during school hours. WOW now that is a challenge… add to that being 8 months pregnant with a 4th… I am just having a hard time this year. Im sticking with it, but I have thought abt public school this year… Instead I am looking into something called Classical Conversations… its a group nearby that I think will give me a good outlet and the boys some classroom time with other kids as well as another teacher. I think it will be good for all of us… I go to the informational meeting friday… so we will know more after that meeting :)
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    • says

      I definitely feel for you….I don't see how you do it all with almost four little ones in the house. I completely agree about finding groups OUTSIDE of the home. We are a part of a wonderful homeschool group where I live and we try to go to as many outings as we possibly can. Some days you just need to have a "field trip" even if it is just to the library ;P But it is always the hardest in the beginning, it will get easier with time as we all get adjusted to the new schedule.

  2. says

    I've attempted homeschooling twice over the years, but it just doesn't work for our family. With 5 school-aged kids now, I'm thankful that we made the decision to send them to school outside the house as I know I wouldn't have the personal resources to be able to fully invest myself in each of their educations. That being said, I LOVE the idea of homeschool for those who can make it work and it sounds like (even with *one* off day) you are off to a great start! I can't wait to read more about your experience homeschooling two of them! Good luck and I hope this school year goes smoothly for you guys!
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    • says

      Thank you! I hope we find a good schedule that works for us soon. Both kidlets need hands on time with mom since they are in younger grades, it is just a matter of me figuring out what my oldest can work on by himself while I help the little one. It's a learning processes in the beginning that is for sure. I always admire the large homeschool families and wonder "how do they do it?"
      Your encouragement means a lot, thank you!