My oldest child has graduated Joy School (preschool) recently.
You must be wondering what Joy School is all about.
Joy School is a homeschooling curriculum for three-, four- and five-year-old children that is used by families in co-op preschools where parents take turns hosting and teaching Joy School in their own homes.
We did Joy School this past year with her and she had so much fun learning and exploring with her four other friends.
I just cannot imagine how time has flown by so quickly that the school year has finally ended for Joy School.
We threw a little graduation party for our little graduates to celebrate their remarkable journey of learning.
As for my child, I cannot fathom the fact that she is bidding farewell to the preschooler’s age and moving on to Kindergarten this fall. How did this happen so quickly?
I am sure you ask the same question with your very own child.
My husband and I are in the midst of finalizing our discussion of her future education and we are leaning towards the decision of homeschooling her with Classical Conversations this fall. We felt peace with this decision as I could spend more time in teaching her the Chinese language as well.
It will be a huge challenge ahead as I will be embarking on the journey of being a full-time homeschooling mom. I will need to put on my thinking cap and ensure that education is all about fun and learning – not just for the sake of being tested.
Learning is not just being confined to desk space. There is so much to learn in this world, and I just hope that this will work out smoothly.
Several months ago, I remembered a mama friend texted me her frustration of homeschooling her children and she stated “Homeschooling is for the birds!” Fearing the same frustration I might encounter with my girl, I can only pray that the Lord will strengthen me and endow me truckloads of patience.
I am not a very patient person but I am willing to try and experience the wholesome learning via the classical model of education. Who knows? Well, God knows what will happen next.
As for now, I will celebrate. I will celebrate the fact that we have a preschool graduate in the house and she is moving on.