Hello Im new here to both the group & homeschooling. We will be starting our first yr of home school in August. I'm a sahm of 5. My oldest and my only boy is Ben he is 8 & going into 3rd grade & he is also the one Im going to be HS. Then I have Chastity my 6yr old who is going into 2nd grade. She will be attending regular school. Then Samara my almost 4yr old who will be starting pre-school. Lily who is 2, my only blondy I have realized that blondes are solar powered, it is the only way to explain their...um...uniqueness haha. Then last is my lovely 11month old Lorelai!! Who just happens to be to darn smart for her own good lol.
We, well I, seeing as how Im the one who will be working with him not daddy lol, are only homeschooling my son. It is a decision or well option we had been playing with since late into his 1st grade yr. At the beginning of 2nd grade I told him that this was the yr I would make my choice. If his behavior at school improved I would allow him to remain is normal school, if not he was going to be homeschooled his 3rd grade yr. He was not to happy with the decision we made but he has had a rough time in school. He has some behavioral issues at school & although he is highly above grade level & extremly smart I just feel he will benefit more from homeschooling. I honestly wish I had been homeschooled I know I would have done much better had I been given that option. We are going to try it for a yr & see how it goes, but I in all honesty think I will be keep ing hiom in it till high school. I do want him to have the normal highschool experience.
We are also going to use this yr to get him into therapy & Im hoping that since her will be home most the time that therapy will be easier for him.
He is in boy scouts & loves it!! I worried about him being in home schooling & not having any friends or any social life which is why Im so glad he is in boy scouts & will now only have positive influences around him! At school we were dealing with bullying from other kids & the school basicly did nothing & he has a HORRIBLE taste in friends lol. He seems to lean towards the most rude & impolite of boys. Im really not sure how else to word it. & because of that he would begin to act like them.
We are not homeschooling our DD because I honestly don't think it would be good for her. She does well at school, aside from daydreaming & being a bit over social & talkative lol, typical girl I suppose. But she does well in school & does not have any issues.
I do think I want to home school all my kids for the 2 yrs of jr high, maily because I remember Jr. High & I hated it!!! Kids seem to be the worst during those 2 yrs of life. lol.
I hope to get to know you all & any advise you may have for me is greatly appriciated. I hope Im making the right choice. I honestly believe in my heart that my son will do much better in home school. Oh the school we are doing is through the school district here where we ive. e gets a wks worth of work sees histaer once a wk.
Any questions or advise please feel free to tell me :)