Very happy we decided to homeschool.
I just started homeschooling in October. I was so scared, but was more scared of leaving my daughter in PS. She was falling behind, and with over 30 kids in her class I knew she wouldn't be able to catch back up even with helping her 2 hrs a night. The first 3 months were a learning experience for us both. I was trying to figure it out myself, even with the program my friends mom had given me to use. Once I relaxed and trusted myself, homeschooling became such an amazing experience. We use a cool website and supplement with workbooks. I wrote her assignments each on popsicle sticks and she can work at her own pace until all the sticks are transfered to the done jar. I had to take her back to the beginning of 4th grade because she was unsure and guessing a lot in her math. Best thing I ever done. She has taken ownership over her learning and volunteers to study in the evenings. Her scores now are high B's and A's. She may be a couple months behind PS 4th graders right now, but as a whole I see her doing wonderful things. It is going so well I decided to homeschool DS also. (2nd grader). I just wanted to share this because the first couple of months I was so scared that I made the wrong decision. What if I ruin my childs future? Now Im so sure this was the right choice.