Newbie all around! New to the group, new to homeschooling, newly pregnant again!
My eight year old daughter was having a very difficult year (her health was getting bad and her teacher was terrible) so about three weeks ago my husband and I decided to pull her out of school. The school has been extremely accommodating and gave me a lot of access to her current school work to keep her in line with her school so she'd be on track when she returns next year. The thing is, I don't think she's going to return next year.
Homeschoolling is something I considered for a long time but I don't think I was ever serious about it until it felt like we were running out of options. We were really backed into a corner and forced to make the choice to homeschool in order to support our daughter's health and happiness and it's turned out AMAZING! Of course it's only been a little over three weeks, but this lifestyle looks like it was made for us.
My four year old has adamantly said she'd be homeschooled when the time came, and that time is next year. I'd said I would hold her back a year because she wasn't emotionally ready, but she's ready in every other way so we've decided, why not! My eight year old has decided she wants to be homeschooled again next year as well and my husband and I are both in favor of it but the same old fears that held me back from doing it before are rearing their ugly heads...
How do I do this? This year (month) has been easy because the school basically gave me what they were doing, but how do I make choices for my daughters education? (and I feel really stupid when I read that question, but it's genuine.)
How do I choose a curriculum? There are SO MANY! How do I fit in enough to keep them on track but not overwhelm them? Where do I find support, because our support network is NOT on board. How do I teach kindergarten, third grade, and have a new baby (due in august). Can I do really this?!?!