Hi, I have no clue why but Destinay wants to go to a charter school in my area. My sister said that the school wss accepting applications for enrollment for next school year, Destinay automatically said she wanted to go. I told her to think about it over the weekend, she still wants to go. I asked her why and she just said it is cool. She doesn't know what she is getting herself into. We have a laid back type of homeschool style. She goes to bed around 10 and gets up around 9. There are times when she learns in her pajamas. I don't officially test her, due to her getting nervous. I go between sitting with her teaching her and cleaning my house, so she gets a lot of 1 on 1 attention. We take breaks from academics and do unit studies that she likes. I let her choose the books that she wants to read, in schools you have to read what they want you to read and that is it. There are times when she works on her assignments and the tv is on. I don't even give homework unless she doesn't finish her work due to a behavior issue. I mean regular school is nothing like that and I think charter schools are even more demanding. Next year she will be in 6th grade. So what I plan on doing is show her what it will be like. She will have to be up by 7, be dressed, eat breakfast, make her bed by 7:30 am. If she can be ready earlier than 7:30 then she can watch tv, then I am shutting the tv off until 2:30. Predominantly all day will be academics, she can have recess for 30 minutes, but there will be no tv or video games, just board games, or drawing. I don't want to tell her that she can't go to that school, I just want to show her what she will go through and the change it will be. What would you all do if this happened?
on Jan. 20, 2014 at 7:39 PM