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may do things differently next year

Posted by on Feb. 15, 2014 at 10:22 PM
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So, 99% we will be homeschooling next year. I am thinkingbof changing things a bit to make homeschooling less stressful.

Right now we are with a.charter homeschool. This means we are accountable to them. We meet with an educational specialist every 20 days. I keep an academic log, we turn in school work and do testing. On the other hand we get funds to pay for curriculum (of our choice), and classes. This means we have swimming, p.e., and art. The class the boys really wanted ended not working out, which was a real bummer :( We cannot afford these without the funds, maybe one class or something with the money I get from directing their homeschooling campus.

I decided to use the charter because of the funds so they could take classes we wouldnt be able to do otherwise. Dh is not for homeschooling, so that is a HUGE reason i went with the charter.

So, the problem is that lately the kids and I ahce needed a break, and being apart of the.charter limits that. I miss my freedom I guess. We would also miss those classes :( (our curriculum is not expensive)
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KickButtMama
by Shannon on Feb. 15, 2014 at 10:37 PM
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 I think, from the history I've communicated w/ you through this group, that changing from the charter might be difficult w/ your DH, no? I know he has never been a big fan of homeschool, how much of a headache will he give you over going it alone? I can totally relate to wanting your freedom from having to check in that often. But it does sound awesome that they fund curriculum. Hmmmm....that is a difficult choice! 

celtic77dragon
by Member on Feb. 15, 2014 at 11:09 PM
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I personally think the charter school sounds like the better choice.

Why not try to get the weeks worth of work done within 4 days instead of 5 - then you have a 3 day weekend? Be diligent about getting extra work done in one week so that you get the next week off?

I mean, what would you do if you didn't use the charter school and you needed to get X amount of work done? 

romacox
by Silver Member on Feb. 16, 2014 at 7:21 AM

Bluerooffarm from this group wrote a very interesting article that I think will help you decide.

My Journey From Public School Teacher To Homeschooling Mom

In the following article, scroll down to "The Learning Style Method".  It gives links that will help you write your own lessons, and turn everyday activities into lessons. ...very inexpensive.  It also gives you "grade level requirements".  

How To Home School

But whatever your decision.  You will be supported here.  Good luck with your decision.

jen2150
by Silver Member on Feb. 16, 2014 at 7:43 AM
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Can you go back to the charter if things don't work out. I understand not wanting to do all that. I honestly would stop as well if it is putting you under stress. I would check into co-ops in your area as well. If there aren't any you could start one as well. I attend a very large co-op and sub for moms that can't volunteer their hours. It pays for all their classes. I wouldn't worry about getting work done. Many homeschoolers do just fine getting things done without someone looking over their shoulder. The only hindrance I really see is your husband. It needs to be a joint decision.
Jinx-Troublex3
by Jinx on Feb. 16, 2014 at 9:20 AM
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Ok ..lol

I've figured out how to manipulate the charter. As long as I turn in work samples off our assignmemt sheet, my IST (supervising teacher) tells me to do what I want. So we do 2-3 things from the assignment sheet and them mix up everything else with what we want to do, scout merit badges, etc. Kinda falls.in the "what they don't know will not hurt em" ;)

Just a thought....
Precious333
by Silver Member on Feb. 16, 2014 at 10:57 AM
Ahhh! Maybe that will be something I will try!

Quoting Jinx-Troublex3: Ok ..lol



I've figured out how to manipulate the charter. As long as I turn in work samples off our assignmemt sheet, my IST (supervising teacher) tells me to do what I want. So we do 2-3 things from the assignment sheet and them mix up everything else with what we want to do, scout merit badges, etc. Kinda falls.in the "what they don't know will not hurt em" ;)



Just a thought....
Precious333
by Silver Member on Feb. 16, 2014 at 10:58 AM
I guess I am.giving up that he will ever approve, charter or not.

Quoting KickButtMama:

 I think, from the history I've communicated w/ you through this group, that changing from the charter might be difficult w/ your DH, no? I know he has never been a big fan of homeschool, how much of a headache will he give you over going it alone? I can totally relate to wanting your freedom from having to check in that often. But it does sound awesome that they fund curriculum. Hmmmm....that is a difficult choice! 

Precious333
by Silver Member on Feb. 16, 2014 at 11:00 AM
We may have to do that. A few weeks ago wr did only 3 days and so we had to do work on.saturday (dh had to work anyways). Our.school days are shorter and shorter because it has become stressful. I think we are all tired and need a break.

Quoting celtic77dragon:

I personally think the charter school sounds like the better choice.

Why not try to get the weeks worth of work done within 4 days instead of 5 - then you have a 3 day weekend? Be diligent about getting extra work done in one week so that you get the next week off?

I mean, what would you do if you didn't use the charter school and you needed to get X amount of work done? 

Precious333
by Silver Member on Feb. 16, 2014 at 11:01 AM
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Thanks! I will look at that when I am not mobile!

Quoting romacox:

Bluerooffarm from this group wrote a very interesting article that I think will help you decide.

My Journey From Public School Teacher To Homeschooling Mom

In the following article, scroll down to "The Learning Style Method".  It gives links that will help you write your own lessons, and turn everyday activities into lessons. ...very inexpensive.  It also gives you "grade level requirements".  

How To Home School

But whatever your decision.  You will be supported here.  Good luck with your decision.

Precious333
by Silver Member on Feb. 16, 2014 at 11:02 AM
It is hard to get in, but there are several charters in the area we can use. Also, several co-ops, some tgat cost too much. Dh will definitelt be apart of the decision making, even though he usually doesnt give an opinion besides send them to "real" school.

Quoting jen2150: Can you go back to the charter if things don't work out. I understand not wanting to do all that. I honestly would stop as well if it is putting you under stress. I would check into co-ops in your area as well. If there aren't any you could start one as well. I attend a very large co-op and sub for moms that can't volunteer their hours. It pays for all their classes. I wouldn't worry about getting work done. Many homeschoolers do just fine getting things done without someone looking over their shoulder. The only hindrance I really see is your husband. It needs to be a joint decision.
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