Transitioning to homeschool through virtual public school
I knew I did not want my son in public kindergarten, because of his personality and sensory issues. I just saw disaster looming. However, I am rather unorganized and I procrastinate (I'm working on it!) so I didn't want to just jump in to straight homeschooling.
I signed him up with an online public school, which I really liked but he was ehhhhh. He's a smart kid but doesn't like sitting down, doesn't like to try new things unless he can master them right away. Math comes easy to him. It just makes sense. I'm the same way. But he thinks that everything should be that way, and if it doesn't come to him in two seconds, it's stupid.
So this year comes and we signed him up for first grade. They're sending his materials, and I was peeking in the "what's included" list and I saw this:
Transitioning to Common Core Student Lessons Book Grade 1*
So yaaaaay. Not super excited about that. I mean, they want to subtly align their existing curriculum to the new standards, whatever. But don't send my kid a book about it, yuck.
I think after this year I'll have a good idea of what to do, and be able to do it myself.