Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Starting Over

After three years of staying home full-time to homeschool my sons, I am starting a new adventure this fall.  I have accepted a position teaching early childhood special education in a public school district.  I accepted the job in February and have been anxiously awaiting the day when I could finally get into my classroom and start setting up.

Yesterday, the day I'd been waiting for finally arrived.  I had been SO excited in the days leading up to Monday.  However, as I drove to my new school (about a 25 minute drive), instead of excitement, I found myself suddenly tearing up.  I had a long wait in road construction, so I called my husband at home to try to ferret out why I would be SAD on a day I had looked forward to for so long.  The only thing I could figure out is that on my first drive to my new job, it finally sank in that I'm ending a chapter and starting a new beginning.  While I'm looking forward to the journey ahead, I realize that I am also sad to leave behind my homeschool days with my sons.  I know that we are making the best decision as a family, but starting something new is still hard.

Anyway, I am writing this blog to document my new adventure in teaching.  I will have a lot more to say here soon, but for now, I have to go write a paper for a college class I'm taking this summer.  More about that later too! 


  1. Hi Laura, I am new to Montessori. I am striving to learn about it for my 1yo daughter. Wondering when should I start, 18mo? Or 2 yo? Just found out your previous blog"My Montessori Journey" is exactly an esoterica to me :) will read it gradually and in the meanwhile, keep pace with this blog as well. Sorry for my poor English..

  2. Hi, June. I think you can gradually begin setting up some Montessori-type learning activities for your daughter between 18 months and 2 years. Maybe start with setting up a small, low shelf for her with just a few interesting, age-appropriate items on it. Good luck! I'm glad you're following the blogs!!