My son currently attends public school & is in the 3rd grade. In 2nd grade, he had a wonderful teacher & a great year. This year I feel like the school is ruining my child. His teacher is one of those who really does only work 7 hours a day & puts only what is required by contract into her job. My son is a unique kid, with a very inquisitive mind and I don't want him to be beaten down by school.
He is an only child & I worry about socialization and my own ability to adequately home-school him, but I'm really considering it. Why do you you home-school? Where do you get your curriculum? How do you make sure your child gets enough social interaction?
Any input would be most welcome!
Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 9:12 AM on Feb. 13, 2011
Have you considered having him transferred to another class? That may help.
We have a lot of reasons why we are home-schooling. I'll just give you the short part. I don't like the private school, hubby doesn't like our public schools, so we compromised on home-school after I did a lot of research. Number one misconception about home school is the socialization. I can't even tell you how many times my older son came home with a note about his talking, and trying to be 'social.'
I chose A Beka for the curriculum. Research, research and research. There is so much information out there. Try to find a local yahoo home-school group. Find a co-op to join. Check your state government page for laws, and check out http://www.hslda.org/
Answer by Christine0813 at 9:29 AM on Feb. 13, 2011
I'd like to suggest a group here on CM http://www.cafemom.com/group/699
More experienced home-school moms. Great group, and I'm happy I found them.
Answer by Christine0813 at 9:46 AM on Feb. 13, 2011
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