Last February we pulled our son out of preschool because things suddenly started to go very poorly. Since that time my husband and I have been discussing education, schools, and homeschooling a great deal. A lot of prayer, reading, and a July visit to the annual Christian Home Education Assoc (CHEA) conference went into the mix too. This fall we are keeping both our son and our daughter home from preschool and doing some homeschool preschool activities.
Family friends of ours, Russ and Rea Berg, are the founders of Beautiful Feet Books, an organization that publishes and distributes top-quality children’s books with a particular focus on history through literature. Some of you may be familiar with the D’Aulaire books; this family was basically single-handedly responsible for bringing those books back into publication and circulation. The Bergs have four grown children and two adopted high school-age children, and they are a blessing and an inspiration to my husband and me.
I heard Rea speak at the CHEA conference and she was fabulous. I wrote a post for her blog today about our foray into homeschooling this year – something of an experiment, especially since our children are not actually school-age yet. Click on over there if you’re interested in learning more about what I’m thinking, and what the kids and I are doing.