Tomorrow is a big day for my sister, she has worked very hard these last four years to become a teacher and tomorrow is the big day! Graduation!!! It will be a big day for my mom and dad as well, tomorrow marks the end of their children's "formal education", though all of us smart people know that we never really stop learning . My younger sisters were homeschooled their entire school career until college, and I was for most of mine. For those of you who get nervous about homeschooling through high school, you may be comforted to know they were much more prepared for college than most of their classmates and did great despite never having set foot inside a classroom before they started college, including being granted full scholarships! In honor of all of them I'm posting a poem my sister recently wrote, enjoy!
From The Heart
The garden was my science lab,
It's what I liked the best,
As I studied how the plants would grow,
And the life of each garden pest,
Math class was in the kitchen,
I'd often find it a treat,
To add, convert, and measure,
Just to end up with a sweet!
History was a joy,
As I learned about the past,
I'd day dream of Early America,
And how it changed so fast,
"Language is important,"
My teachers often said,
"It's what you use to express yourself;
To share what's in your head,
My father taught me math and science,
My mother history, language, and art,
My sisters were my only classmates,
And education came from the heart.
My mom's three girls...
(LtoR) Tessa, Shelby (Me), and baby Amber
My three girls...
(LtoR) Tori, Baby Bethi, and Bri
Now a new generation of little girls are acquiring an "education that comes from the heart". Maybe it's time for a math lesson in the kitchen...