I am so glad I decided to start homeschooling my 6 year old!
Some of you know that I have 5 children. 3 are school aged. They have attended public school since pre-k. Well, as of the second quarter of this year I started homeschooling my 6 year old. I made that decision for a number of reasons. First, she was in first grade and reading at a Kindergarten level. Her teacher had a large class and due to common core, couldn't take the time to slow down for the kids who weren't getting it (there was more than just my daughter). My daughter was also being bullied. She has speech issues and that made her a target. The last straw was when one of her classmates older siblings elbowed her in the chest and called her an expletive.
So I decided to homeschool. We've been at it for 2 months now. In that 2 months she has completed the Kindergarten language arts curriculum. She can also now read 42 first grade high frequency words. She has always tested a bit ahead in math (75th percentile) so we are just cruising through her math topics.
She is working so hard at home. I couldn't be more proud. I honestly knew she had it in her and I don't fault the teacher for not being able to spend more one on one time with her but look at what she can do when given just a little push!
Next year common core will be integrated into all elementary classrooms. I'm one of those who is not a fan of that transition. Next year my 8 and 10 year old's will also be homeschooled. I can only hope they do as well as my 6 year is doing :-)