what have you learned from homeschooling?
I am considering homeschool for next year. My children will be in Kindergarten, 2nd Grade, and 4th Grade. Up to now they have attended public school. My youngest is n Pre-k this year and has a terrible time with seperation! STILL and it's JANUARY!! ugh! anyway. If I do homeschool I plan on using GA K12 which is public school online.(ALL FREE plus they send each child a computer to work on) I feel confident in this as it will be my first year HS. So here are my questions.
Why did you choose to homeschool?
what program do you use?
What grades are your children?
If you pulled your kids out of public schools what were your reasons?
what is the most difficult part of HS?
What is your favorite part of HS?
What has been the most unexpected part of homeschooling? Good and bad...
what do you kids think of homeschool? Do they ask to go to public school? Do they ever think they are missing out on something?
DO you belong to any type of co op or other group?
Please share any other thoughts or advice with me. I am trying to get as much advice and information as possible so that I know what I am getting myself into. thanks so much
Just to add My reasons to homeschool are:
*I like the thought of having the freedom to do what we want and go where we want without having to wait for school breaks or being worried about making up work, or getting in trouble for missing to many days.
*My children behave well at school but I have alot of issues with my younger 2 (age 5 and 6) at home and think that by having them home it may be easier to fix these issues.
*My pre-ker Cries almost everyday to go to school. some days are good but when it's bad it's bad! She loves school once she's there but the saying goodbye part she hates and the teachers have to pull her out of the car kicking and screaming! Sometimes I feel bad and sometimes it just makes me mad! lol
*I feel like they are growing up so fast and I want to be able to spend this time with them and with school adding to other activites Life feels so rushed some days
*I feel that being a stay at home mom is what I am meant to be, Although when the kids aren't home and are at school I feel like even though I clean the house and take care of things for them It's still not what I am suppose to be doing.. I dunno how else to explain it.
* I think that if I was teaching them I would have more time to see what their biggest talents and intrests are. and allow them to learn more about what intrests them
*I'm worried I am enabling my 5 year olds seperation anxiety by homeschooling her and allowing her to continue the pattern.
* my 6 yo son is very shy and has to be forced into social situations. School has helped him alot in this area. I'm afraid he'll regress if he's not placed in social situation without me.
*I'm worried they will feel like they are missing out on something
*I'm worried that I won't be able to handle them being with me 24/7 everyday. This has been my first year with no kids at home and I must say I enjoy the silence and the clean house haha! Not sure if I'm ready to loose that
*Not sure if I have the "smarts" to homeschool..... thus the reason I want to use the K12 program as each child has a technical teacher there to help. I worry though that they will fall behind.....