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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)
by on Feb. 15, 2014 at 10:22 PM
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KickButtMama
by Shannon on Feb. 16, 2014 at 1:11 PM
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As long as it's not a battle then go for it! 

Quoting Precious333: 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! 


TidewaterClan
by on Feb. 16, 2014 at 1:42 PM

This is just me thinking, but I know your dh would like to move.  I'm just guessing he may feel even more against homeschooling because it's keeping him from providing you all with a bigger house, more space, etc.

I know you don't want your children to go to public school.  Could you and your dh compromise again and state if your children are miserable in ps they get to come home without the co-op if you move this spring or summer?  

It would give you some time to bond with the baby, and your husband a bigger house like he wants.  He may relax a bit when he has a bit of man space. :) 

debramommyof4
by Silver Member on Feb. 16, 2014 at 5:01 PM
I do this as well. We have to have something off our assignment sheet (that I think we are going to get done) I pick my own pretty much. We use one way down in Vista though. So we have to travel down about an hour and a half.

But so far it is worth it.


Quoting Precious333: 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 Julia on Feb. 16, 2014 at 8:23 PM
We arent. Moving looking. But if we do than we may have to do ps. I.dont want them in our school district. Also, i honestly believe it will add to the stress.

Quoting TidewaterClan:

This is just me thinking, but I know your dh would like to move.  I'm just guessing he may feel even more against homeschooling because it's keeping him from providing you all with a bigger house, more space, etc.

I know you don't want your children to go to public school.  Could you and your dh compromise again and state if your children are miserable in ps they get to come home without the co-op if you move this spring or summer?  

It would give you some time to bond with the baby, and your husband a bigger house like he wants.  He may relax a bit when he has a bit of man space. :) 

TidewaterClan
by on Feb. 16, 2014 at 10:33 PM
My dh wouldn't consider hs until last year when he saw how little dd struggled. Now with both of them learning he's all for hs. If your dh saw the difference firsthand it may help change his mind, and give you the freedom you're wishing for.

I'm not for your children going to ps, but looking at it from his point of view. It would probably really go your way if he's a seeing is believing sort of guy (like a lot of men!).


Quoting Precious333: We arent. Moving looking. But if we do than we may have to do ps. I.dont want them in our school district. Also, i honestly believe it will add to the stress.



Quoting TidewaterClan:

This is just me thinking, but I know your dh would like to move.  I'm just guessing he may feel even more against homeschooling because it's keeping him from providing you all with a bigger house, more space, etc.

I know you don't want your children to go to public school.  Could you and your dh compromise again and state if your children are miserable in ps they get to come home without the co-op if you move this spring or summer?  

It would give you some time to bond with the baby, and your husband a bigger house like he wants.  He may relax a bit when he has a bit of man space. :) 

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