Hi, I'm Leslie. We have 3 boys (5, 3, 9 months), and we plan to start homeschooling next year with first grade and preschool. While I would prefer probably a classical approach, my boys are super active, need lots of movement, so I'm going to try an eclectic approach with lots of hands-on activities. We've chosen to homeschool for many reasons - to be the greatest influencers in their lives (especially during these early years), to maintain their brotherly bonds, to have flexibility in scheduling, to work at their pace, to have time for non-traditional subjects (Spanish, Puerto Rican history, computer programming, engineering, life skills, etc.).