I know summer has just started. Here in BC, school just got out last week. The weather is warming up, and kids are playing outside and in the stores with their mothers. But I just started back to school . . . sort of.
I met a lady several years ago who had homeschooled her children through high school, although she herself had not finished high school. She did it by getting her children's books for the next year at the beginning of summer and doing the work herself before school started in the fall. She basically homeschooled herself so that she would know how to teach each subject to her children.
Andrew struggled through Biology and Chemistry last year. He finished up Biology from the year before, then began Chemistry. I would help him the best I could as he came to trouble spots, but I was barely able to stay ahead of him enough to be prepared to help him. I was trying to figure out a better way to help him when I remembered the lady who had taught herself so that she could teach her children. Bing! The light came on. I asked Wes later that day (last Friday) if he remembered her, and if he thought it might be a good idea for me to do Andrew's chemistry course so that I could teach it to him. Wouldn't you know he said yes?! So last Friday I installed myself as a student in our Switched-On Schoolhouse and assigned myself Andrew's chemistry course. Then I began. All I can say is . . . it's been a long time since I was in high school, and even longer since I took chemistry.
It's going to be a long summer.