Sometimes to get a well thought out answer out of my kids I have to ask them questions during mundane activities. Usually this means asking during morning chore time. I’m really not sure why this works but it does and I’m not going to complain. As we get closer to the new year I’ve made a few resolutions for myself concerning my blogging/vlogging, and homeschool teaching. The kids have set there own resolutions too. Theirs have to do with learning new skills.
I love blogging and vlogging. I can share the behind the scenes of what makes the mom and wife part of me rock. As, I continue to grow my blog and vlog I have noticed my mission statement has changed. I’ve progressed from homeschool mom wanting to share how and what we learn to homeschool mom who shares all the technology ins and outs of our school days. So here is my new mission statement:
Ruby the Geek’s main goal is to help parents and caretakers take the guesswork out of searching for media, toys and learning resources for their kids. To achieve this Ruby writes unbias reviews about homeschool products, educational toys, and education technology. In addition to product reviews, Ruby shares DIY projects that can be done with kids. Ruby also blogs about budget-friendly tips and tricks for including computer science and technology in the homeschool setting. Ruby is always looking for new opportunities and future projects that may benefit her readers. All parents want to help their children learn the best way possible and Ruby is here to help.
As I said earlier the kids have also set some major goals for themselves. Monkey wants to learn how to tie his shoes. His Nana bought him a skateboard for Christmas so he wants to focus really hard and learn how to skateboard too. Monkey is also looking forward to improving his reading skills, so we will continue to push phonics and sight words during school time everyday.
Mikky, who is 11, wants to start creating her own fonts. I think that is going to be really fun. What started out has wanting to focus on mor Java and HTML coding has become learning how to create her own Android app. We were able to pick up a copy of Android Application for Dummies book at one of our local bookstores the other day. This book and this website should get us creating an app easily and quickly. There are not very many affordable app development courses around so we are going to take our time working through various website lessons starting with Google’s developer training. Right now we want to just create something simple. As we get better Dad E. wants us to develop an app that correlates to his books.
2017 looks to be another incredible year for us filled with lots of learning and new relationships.