I am considering home schooling as an option. It is not my first choice. My daughter had been attending a small private school since she was a toddler and after kindergarten we decided to transfer to a local public school. It is okay. Nothing horrible. My friends are happy with the public school and our children are in the same classes. My daughter is in first grade. My dd's doctors all suggest home schooling or a private school would be much better given she has ADHD and dyslexia. The teacher is an average teacher but we have come to realize she, nor anyone at the school, will provide the accommodations necessary. Because my dd was evaluated by a psychologist and tested significantly above average in all areas with the exception of reading (the dyslexia) they do not think I should be concerned. She is also hearing impaired, slightly, and she did not qualify as being impaired enough for services. As a result she does okay. She is on grade level. She is not happy and cries how confused she is.
As a result we are considering home schooling. How many home schooling parents have their children evaluated for progress? How do you know your child is at grade level or beyond? How often do you evaluate? My concern is wanting to make sure we do not miss something. I am considering a curriculum that is about $2,000 and is rated in the top five. My goal is to be above grade level and follow what interests her. I am not so sure following her interests will mean covering all that is necessary to cover. Any experienced home schooling moms with suggestions?
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