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First day of "formal" home schooling starts today.

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So today the public schools in Michigan start, and so we will start my 5 year old on her school work today, too!

I have had a hard time feeling at peace about either option, full day kindergarten or home school. The only half day K option in our area is at a local private school. But I know the teacher for K-2 grade and I just get the most awful vibe from her. So that is out.

I looked into sending Scarlett to the public school for art, music, gym and computers. One school is maxed out at 29 kids in each class, and I just don't feel comfortable sending her there. I checked with another school, and they have much smaller class sizes. 20-25 kids in each class. They said they will be happy to have her for the specials, as long as they don't get full up this week.  And a woman that I know from play groups is now teaching Kindy there! So I requested she be in her room. She is also doing dance and girl scouts.

So that is where we are at, and I actually somewhat feel at peace about this. I think I am just nervous about teaching her everything she needs to learn this year.

Anybody else get nervous when they started home schooling?

by on Sep. 6, 2011 at 7:28 AM
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by on Sep. 6, 2011 at 2:04 PM

She is going to the school for art, music, gym, and computers. One hour a day, M-Th. Having that option is like finding  the missing piece to the puzzzle.

Quoting bren_darlene:

 So you were not even interested in home educating your DD anyways?

Quoting lau55:

Glad to see Im not hte only one scared of this!  

I just got off the phone with the principal at the the school and they are not full up and will be happy to have her, and she can have the class that I wanted! We are going down there this afterenoon to get the schedule. Yay!

by on Sep. 6, 2011 at 2:06 PM

We are in Sault Ste Marie, in the upper peninsula. That is what I love about Home Schooling.. you can take a day, or a week, off and it really won't matter in the long run.

Quoting Mom71307:

We are in MI too (what area are you in?!)  But, I am not starting til next week... this week is too hectic for me with my husband being gone on his first business trip and having appts today and starting Bible Study tomorrow!

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