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My son just started Kindergarten and likes his class but often I realize that the work thats sent home is too advance. On the first week of school their was a worksheet for my son to learn how to count from 1 to 100. Then the second week from 1 to 20. Everyday they do a different letter instead of taking time to focus on the letter over a period of time. When I review my sons work with him after he's done it and his teacher sends it home, he doesn't know what it is. My son is very intelligent, but I don't think that the teachers method of teaching is whats best for him. I live in an area where the schools are pretty bad. I used to live here when I was a child but things were not as bad as they are now. Prior to my son attending Kindergarten I taught him at home because I work nights. He knew his alphabet, how to write and spell his name to count and other things prior to enrolling in elementary school. However I want him to continue to advance but I don't see it happening with the curriculum. I want often to go to his class and sit in but I work nights and its hard enough getting him up for school at times. I plan to relocate to a better area before he starts 1st grade, but I don't know if it is a good idea to pull him out of kindergarten. He doesn't seem to be mixing well with the other kids because he only talks about the ones at his sitter, never any classmates. He has told me no one plays with him and hes even come home with his clothes full of dirt because he was 'shoved down in the playground.' Im on the fence because I don't want him to miss out but I also don't want this poor excuse for what this county calls an education be his downfall.
If I had a negative attitude ladies I wouldn't be pushing more for him to stay read the sentences correctly!Answer Question
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I homeschool my kindergartner, but it is something I have planned for the past 5 years. I didn't just jump into it over night. I like home-educating. I'm a product of homeschool. But, it is not a walk in the park. I have very challenging days with him sometimes.
If you are sincere about homeschooling, try doing the research and checking your state's Home School laws (HSLDA). You'll need to find a curriculum you like and can afford. There are set curriculum's you can buy from publishers or you can go the eclectic route, like we do.
You will need to be mentally dedicated and have the 4 hours required time daily to teach and train him. It takes dedication and love for your home and child. It can be done, but it needs proper planning. If you really want to do it, you can. Make it a goal to start him next semester. Good luck.
Answer by Ruthmom802 at 9:07 PM on Sep. 18, 2012
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