Ancora Imparo - I am still learning

Monday, March 30, 2009

Busy Days, Busy Thoughts

One day last week, Taliesin and Nathanael woke up in the mood to study arachnids and insects. These are some of their accompanying drawings.

Saturday, many of Taliesin's and Nathanael's planned activities were cancelled due to snow. But we made up for it. First we had a snowball fight, then onto Freddy's for frozen custard. ..

And to the mall to visit the Mounted Patrol scuba divers in the mall aquarium.

The past few days have been busy. Our days have been full of various activities. I'm still plugging away at college. I am really enjoying classroom management. I'm enjoying my philosophy class as well, although it is more complicated that I had envisioned. I recently blogged about a new tutoring service I'm beginning here. And I have also decided to open a home child care sometime in the near future. I had an introductory meeting today and will attend an orientation next month. After the state receives the paperwork, I should have my daycare established within 30 to 90 days. My workplace is just becoming more and more stressful. I've come to the conclusion that most places of employment will have this stress level, which I definitely do not need right now. Taliesin and Nathanael are so looking forward to a daycare. I only plan on caring for two or three children other than my own two. This way, when we have events for the unschooling group or other activities; they will be able to accompany us. I will use the same activities for the daycare kids that I do for Taliesin and Nathanael. I will be marketing it as a child-directed activities care center - with focus on Montessori and Waldorf methods. I'm really looking forward to this new endeavor!



Mama Lavender said...

I think the day care will be a big blessing for all four of you. I'm so excited for you!

TERI said...

Wonderful! A home daycare is a great idea. I did a home daycare for 8 yrs with my boys. It was the only way I could afford to stay home with them. I still stay close to many of "my kids" to this day! They are all grown up now, but we have wonderful memories.

unschoolermom said...

I'm very excited as well! So are Taliesin and Nathanael. Taliesin has things all planned out. LOL.