This year has been a very rough year for my son (10/4th grade). He has always loved school. He has complained of the loud/chaotic nature in the past but this year it has become unbearable. His teacher went on maternity leave. We were promised ONE teacher for the duration of her 3 month leave. This of course did not happen. We were on our 3 substitute teacher, the children were loud and distrubtive. Half of the children in his class are special ed. His school does inclusion where the children are mixed in. Maybe this would be ok if you had an actual teacher (I think too IMHO) to help keep them on track if they have behavioral problems. Anyway, I wrote the school principal to have him moved. No one responded to me in a timely manner so I withdrew my son and entered him into a private school. My only issue is that the private school is so strict.
I have begun my preliminary research in homeschooling. I love the idea of a customized, creative, fun program, one-on-one help. I have a few questions:
1. When did you decide to homeschool and why?
2. Do you have a box curriculum, design your own or a combination?
3. Did you and your kids name your school?
4. Do you meet with other homeschoolers in your community?
5. Does anyone live in Delaware??
6. ANY ADVICE???
Thanks in advance!