Making the Decision to Homeschool
Our son's first year of school is nearly over. We had been apprehensive about enrolling him in a public school for many reasons. We were originally planning on homeschooling him (as well as the rest of the children,) but decided against it because of both my husband and I returned to school at that same time and because he was already receiving speech therapy and seemed to be doing better, socially, after attending four year old kindergarten.
But, given an entire school year at two different schools in two different school districts, we've seen no improvement. His pronunciation has gotten worse, as has his focus and math and writing skills. So, next year we will be homeschooling our eldest.
Our next eldest will be five next November, and will most likely be attending four year old kindergarten at a public school. He has expressed that this is what he wants to do, on top of being homeschooled, too (he's cute like that.) As for whether or not he will be homeschooled for five year old kindergarten is undecided. It will, ultimately, be his decision, just as it has been his brother's decision for next year.
So I'm back to more seriously searching out info for this venture. I'm debating whether or not to unschool, but Atticus does do better with more structure so I'm thinking that a set curriculum would be better. If anyone has any advice, stories, or links to share, please do! :D I can use all the help I can get. And if anyone knows of a homeschooling group in the Stevens Point, WI area that isn't so heavily Christian based, I would really appreciate a link. :D
6/1/2011 02:25:39 am
Thank you so much! That is exactly why we didn't rush into it last fall. It will be a big change for all of us, but, I think, in the long run, it's the best decision for all of us, too.
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