Amber - posted on 07/14/2009 ( 51 moms have responded )
I am thinking abt beginning to homeschool my 4 children. I have a daughter who will be repeating the first grade this yr and another beginning kindergarten, my son is preschool age, and the youngest is 2.
So far my experience with the public school system has been nothing but frustration and anger. They have decided my daughter has "issues" as they told me. She is slow to learn new concepts and too "backwards" to speak up in class. They are testing her for learning disabilities this yr..they of course waited till she failed 1st grade to initiate testing even though I asked for the testing at the end of her first semester per my MD's recommendation to rule out any problems. Her teacher actually told me that my daughter and a cpl other "slow"kids in the class were harming her averages!! The school my children go to just became a 4 star school, and apparently this means that to maintain the status u have to shut out slower children.
I have experimented this summer and have found no problem with my daughters learning ability...I have her doing multiplication and she reads just fine..according to her teacher she couldn't read fast enough.
Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone else has started homeschooling and how it went. Is it as expensive as ppl claim? If u pulled ur child out of public school did they have social issues? I am afraid my 5 yr old is going to kill me if I do this because she is extremely excited, but my older daughter doesn't want to got back....which to me is horrible that she is already hating school when she is so young. Thanks for any advice.