8.20.2014

Bridging the Gap



This is one of those posts, where I state the obvious... It's been a very long time since I've even looked at this blog. Yadda, yadda, yadda... difficult year... house flooded... twice. The reasons for my hiatus are not very interesting. So, I'll get to the point. I needed to post something to bridge the gap between then and now. 

To cut to the chase, I've put my teaching career on hold to teach my own child. The reasons are many and at some point I'll probably elaborate. However, for this post, I just want to say that we are officially homeschoolers. Officially because the state of Tennessee requires families to file paperwork that refers to non-traditional education as "homeschooling," though I really don't like the term and in reality much of our learning happens everywhere except home.  Until someone coins a phrase that I do like, I suppose I will stick to homeschooling. 

Now that I've gotten the introduction of that unfortunate label out of the way, I can go on and on about my excitement! [insert gushing here] School started on August 4th in Memphis. That is when I started trying our learning routines and introducing new learning materials to my daughter (and husband). I sort of think of it as our soft opening. I like to think of our official grand adventure beginning the day after Labor Day. After all, when you're not tied down to a school, you can start your learning year whenever you want. 

My plan for Peachy Skeen is to post often about our new lifestyle and hopefully use it to connect with other likeminded people. If you've read my blog before, you probably won't see a huge difference in the content, just the frequency in which it is updated.

While we are still finding just the right balance of teaching and learning. I thought I'd post a few photos of our beginnings. Please feel free to connect with us, ask questions, or share ideas! 

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