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I started homeschooling... This is why.. Tell me if you would have done the same?!

Posted by on Feb. 27, 2013 at 2:25 PM
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I started homeschooling because the School my son went to wouldn't help him. He was failing math all 4 quarters last year, Failed science from second quarter on.. And by last quarter his social studies and Language arts was at 65's..

From week 5 on I begged for him to be put into remedial math for help.. NOPE.. The teacher kept saying "He just needs to try harder.." Each night we would do extra pages I printed off the computer from the Internet.. Because they didn't even have books.. She would simply print off ditto's for the class to work on..

I called a cse Meeting 3 times.. That didn't help either as they never communicated and atleast once canceled the meeting with out telling me or rescheduling one..

Then the final straw hit.. At the end of the the year I was sure they would hold him back so he could learn the material. NOPE! The teacher even told me.. I gave him the numerical grade so he could pass.. I WENT BELISTIC.. I wanted to punch her.. So they passed him from 3rd grade to 4th and guaranteed that he would not be able to do the work then either..

So I litterally went to the next PTA meeting told them in writing and passed out 100 packets to parents and teachers that were there on why the school failed my son and why I was pulling him from their care!

In the time since June..(I started him immediately in math to catchup) He has gone from 2nd grade comprehension of math - to doing some 6th grade work.. According to the public schools own testing... WHY? Because since my son had AN IEP.. They have used this to try to keep tabs on what I was teaching and how he was progressing. Under the guise that they were "worried about him falling behind." Which he had fallen behind with them.. so I know that is BULL CRAP!

But his reading comprehension has gone up..

His Social studies has been slowwww but in every other area he has made huge strides..

And I honestly like that they did the testing.. It proves to them that the problem wasn't with my son or me.. It was the school district screwing up!

I use www.clp.org

They are the christian version of Saxon .. I love the cyclical learning methods.. It ensures that the kids revisit each area frequently enough to not forget it..

Also I like the Language arts from clp.org..

SCIENCE AND READING from there aren't my favorite.. I like Christian Liberty Press's science and reading stuff!

 

Think SPRING!

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JTE11
by Bronze Member on Feb. 27, 2013 at 2:42 PM
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Public school is supposed to be for everyone but they just can't serve all students well. There's nothing wrong with homeschooling if they are failing him. If he can learn but they aren't willing to teach him in the way he needs, there's no reason to keep sending him because they're just passing him over, and then passing him on to be some other teacher's issue. In my home school district they regularly graduate functionally illiterate students because they keep getting passed on from grade to grade because the teachers don't want to deal with the extra work. Ultimately our kids are our responsibility and if they aren't being served by their school, then we can try and work with the school to get help, and if that doesn't work we have to do something else to make sure they learn. Good for you for putting so much effort into making sure your son gets a fair educational shot in life!

kaffedrikke
by Member on Feb. 27, 2013 at 2:47 PM
I understand. I supplement and if I had the brains and patience I'd homeschool.
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luvemboth
by Silver Member on Feb. 27, 2013 at 2:52 PM
Good for you! I'm heavily considering homeschooling next yr as well (something I never thought I'd say) because I've had it with my dd's school and their lack of attention. It's great to hear how far your ds has come!
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skyebleau
by on Feb. 27, 2013 at 4:10 PM
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Good for you! We did this for a while.. I'd say about 6 months then she was awarded a scholarship for a private school, so we stopped homeschooling full-time. I do still believe in supplementing and she loves the time the two of us get together and work on our own science projects, etc. Her new school keeps her challenged and allows her to work at her own individual level.  If she hadn't won the scholarship, we would have continued homeschooling. If you are fortunate to have the time (and patience :o) go for it!  

~Skye

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tihone77
by Bronze Member on Feb. 27, 2013 at 4:25 PM

BUMP!

SexyTeacher
by Gold Member on Feb. 27, 2013 at 4:51 PM

EVERYONE does better with 1 on 1 instruction. That is why I will only tutor 1 student at a time. I also do  1 on 1 when I am teachng swimming.

demure7242
by on Feb. 27, 2013 at 5:26 PM
I agree with the other posters. I would do that too if they failed my son. I wanted to also see where skywbleau found out about the scholarship for the private school as my dh and I do not want my son in the current district when he is of age.


Quoting skyebleau:

Good for you! We did this for a while.. I'd say about 6 months then she was awarded a scholarship for a private school, so we stopped homeschooling full-time. I do still believe in supplementing and she loves the time the two of us get together and work on our own science projects, etc. Her new school keeps her challenged and allows her to work at her own individual level.  If she hadn't won the scholarship, we would have continued homeschooling. If you are fortunate to have the time (and patience :o) go for it!  


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skyebleau
by on Feb. 27, 2013 at 6:42 PM
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Try visiting https://www12.student-1.com/SSSNet/  (Its a division of NAIS)

From here, you can get a list of schools offering financial aid in your state. You can then research the schools and contact them about their app process. This is the ideal time to start to get aid for next school year. Good luck! :)

Quoting demure7242:

I agree with the other posters. I would do that too if they failed my son. I wanted to also see where skywbleau found out about the scholarship for the private school as my dh and I do not want my son in the current district when he is of age.


Quoting skyebleau:

Good for you! We did this for a while.. I'd say about 6 months then she was awarded a scholarship for a private school, so we stopped homeschooling full-time. I do still believe in supplementing and she loves the time the two of us get together and work on our own science projects, etc. Her new school keeps her challenged and allows her to work at her own individual level.  If she hadn't won the scholarship, we would have continued homeschooling. If you are fortunate to have the time (and patience :o) go for it!  



~Skye

________

www.glittergirlsclub.com

Retrokitty
by Bronze Member on Feb. 27, 2013 at 6:44 PM
I would have put him in another school personally only because I don't believe in home schooling for my family but I'm glad you did it because it works for you .
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Mommy2justone
by Mommy2justtwo on Feb. 27, 2013 at 6:49 PM

I am doing public school online for my daughter this fall. Not because the school has failed her (she is only 5) but because I refuse to put my daughter in a school that I hate. 

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