Home School

Nicole - posted on 03/08/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My 6 year old has been begging me to do home schooling, but I told her she had to wait till her sister was old enough too.. well that time has come. Skylar will be heading into 2nd and Madison will be in Kindergarten.



Does anyone else home school? Thoughts?

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Crissy - posted on 03/15/2010

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I started homeschooling my 7yr old just before Christmas due to some "issues" with the public school. We are having a BALL and are waiting for her free curriculum, computer, and text books to arrive. I've got her on the "waiting list" for a state-approved/recognized on-line program. It's supposed to be GREAT and she'll be able to get her diploma with it instead of "GED-ing out"..She's my only daughter and I have 5 kids. My boys seem to be doing alright with public education, but they were home-schooled as well when they were younger. I'm HOPING to keep my daughter out completely...but we'll have to wait and see. Good luck!

Kelley - posted on 03/15/2010

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I started home school for my daughter in 4th grade. She was thought to have ADHA/ADD and I was NOT really wanting to medicate. After teachers and friends kept prompting me to try the meds for her, it was aweful. Follow your gut instincts.... however the homeschool solution is the avenue that provided 1 on 1 learning for her and the area has a very large social network so ...yes! I would give that a serious look into to see if it might be for you. It is not easy, not at all but the difference I see in my daughter is amazing.
~kelley

Rona - posted on 03/13/2010

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My mother homeschooled me and all my sibblings. I'm now helping with my 15 year old brother. Home schooling CAN be awsome.... but I think it depends on the kids personality. I myself am a very outgoing person and love to be involved in activities. My baby sister and younger brother, however, have the exact opposite personalities so they had no problem homeschooling. I wanted to go to school to play sports and do all the extra curricular activities, where as my sibbling could care less.

Also, there are homeschool groups that meet with eachother sometimes twice a week, and have LOTS of activities to let the kids interact with eachother. My mother can give you all the information you could possible want..... Also The Archer's, a large family that have 3 generations of homeschoolers. Hope this helps!

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We just started homeschooling this year (K and PK) and we love it! I agree with Kristin, I think God will bless you and your family. Homeschooled children are closer with siblings, there family and overall out test public school children. It is a blessing!

Wendy - posted on 03/10/2010

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Hi, I homeschool my three kiddos, and THEY love it! It may seem daunting at first, getting a curriculum & organizing your day out, but kids learn at different levels (not just grades). My oldest (11) goes slower than the norm, my middle (10) goes faster, & my yougest (9) is perfectly average... So homeschooling gives them the most comfort to learn at their OWN pace. Depending on where you live, there should be homschool groups to connect with that will give the kids park days, field trips, even co-op teaching for the more difficullt subjects. Not to mention an essential support for the Mom/teacher!!! Just go on the internet & do a "local" search of "homeschool", and see what pops up! Hope this helps! Good luck & have FUN!!!

Melissa - posted on 03/10/2010

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I home schooled for 2 years... I did 4th and 5th grade. There are many curriculums out there where you can use part of it for both kids.

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I have to agree with Jennifer...I homeschool my 4 boys, and love it....and so do they. The most important part is to stay involved. Find your local homeschool group, and pick some of the mom's brains...most groups do field trips during the summer. Check it out and you can start the school year with a support group of mom's and your girls will have friends that are homeschooled, too!!
Just don't feel too intimidated by the idea...take it slow and HAVE FUN!!! That is the most important part!!! Good luck and God bless!!!

Jennifer - posted on 03/09/2010

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Hi!! I currently am homeschooling my son, who is in kindergarten this year. This is my first year and so far, so good! It has been overwhelming at times because I still feel absolutely clueless as to what I'm doing, but he seems to love it! He is reading on almost a 2nd grade level and is on level with Math. This year it was kind of a relaxed homeschool because it's Kindergarten. But we still get in what he needs to learn. For first grade, I will be a little more structured, but still have fun! I still have so much to learn and it can be overwhelming when trying to choose a curriculum, but I'm praying that God gives me the wisdom I need to make the right decisions. I love it because he doesn't have to spend all day in school just to learn his core subjects. He is usually done within 1 1/2 hours. Then he is free to play, read, or just chill out. First grade will probably take about 2 to 3 hours since it involves a little more. I also belong to a local homeschool group. Those are great if you decide to homeschool. They have activities almost every week for kids to be involved in (parks, museums, skating rinks, and actual learning activities). And depending on what state you live in, some homeschool groups even offer the testing needed to meet state requirements. And the local YMCA even offers some activities for homeschooled children. The one here does anyway. This one offers art and P. E. The homeschool group is an awesome way to find out all kinds of things pertaining to homeschool and to meet other parents and for kids to meet other kids. I hope that you have the best of luck with whatever decision you make! Hope some of this was helpful!! : )

Kristin - posted on 03/09/2010

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I know a lot of people that home school and find it to be very successful. Their children love it and it is very rewarding. I am considering homeschooling my 2 girls come this next September. I don't know how spiritual you may be or not but Homeschooling is biblical. The bible states that it is the parents job to train their children not their peers or other teachers. Just thought I'd throw that out there. I hope you don't take it the wrong way but I believe if you homeschool you will be rewarded.

Rebecca - posted on 03/08/2010

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there are several groups on Circle of Moms about home-schooling ... why don't you search the groups and find them... I am sure there is loads of relevant information there for you!

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