Actually, next year I will only be teaching four children at home! Wow!
Seven years ago I was bumped from three to five students when Aidan & Emily started school. Eventually Marcus & Raelea were added, but Evan moved on, so I had six students for a time. This year I'm back down to five, as Nina and Molly are doing school on-line (so they're home, but I'm not the one teaching them).
Here's the run-down of who's doing what next year:
- Evan will graduate from the University of Minnesota in May, so hopefully he will be gainfully employed (and moved out) by fall.
- Nina and Molly will probably be doing PSEO (Post Secondary Enrollment Option) at a local community college. They will complete their high school years there while accumulating college credits (for free).
- Aidan will be at the local middle school.
- Emily, Marcus, Raelea and Zoe will stay with me here at home, having to endure their crazy teacher/mom.
I'm thinking that this is going to be a good arrangement for everyone....and if not, we'll change it.