Tuesday the 3rd is our first day back at school, and the beginning of my 10th year teaching for LEAD Homeschool Organization. The group is run by a committee of parent members, and in addition to regular park days and planned field trips, they rent out a Boys and Girls Club twice a week for classes. I teach a combination of cooking, domestic sciences and history. (I am also a student, starting my 4th year of Mandarin Chinese! Wǒ bù néng chī miànjīn!)
I love my kids, their parents, and the whole group dynamic. We have great group activities like Science Fairs and parties, a Student Bazaar where they get to sell items they’ve made, Pajama Day and other fun stuff. I walked outside one day to find a class on broom making going on, so I jumped in and tried it too!
I’ll be teaching a Cooking for Special Diets class this time around, and we’ll be starting tomorrow with a review of some gluten-free grains. (Soon I’ll have a short video to share about gluten free grain options!) Since it is a small class, I will poll the students to see what specific needs they have and we’ll design the class around them. Thursday I will start back up with my Healthy Cooking For Teens class, as well as diving into history in Roman Britain.
I remember dreading the whole ‘back to school’ experience, but now I am always excited to get back to it. I hope your summer was a wonderful season, and your autumn is filled with the promise of more good things to come!
For more information about the LEAD Homeschool Organization, go to their website at:leadhomeschool.org, or find them on Facebook at the page LEAD Homeschool. (LEAD stands for Learners and Educators of Atlanta and Decatur.)