We are seriously considering homeschooling the kids.
Surely there are people out there who know something about homeschooling. (They probably just don't read this blog, hahaha!).
If anyone has any resources they know about, or experiences to share, please DO :)
This is what I think would be GREAT about homeschooling:
- we could cover a wider variety of subjects than they'd get at public elementary school like: languages, Bible, ART...did you know some elementary schools don't teach art any more? I'm not an artsy person, necessarily, but I think it's important.
- we'd spend a LOT less time "learning". Instead of sitting/waiting/transitioning at school for 7 hours every day, we'd do 1-2 hours of lessons per day and spend the rest of the day doing WHATEVER WE WANTED.
- we could tailor the lessons to each individual child, instead of hoping they catch something from a teacher who's trying to accommodate 24 different kids at 24 different levels with 24 different styles... I'm not saying teachers don't do a GREAT job. I just think sometimes their job is TOO hard. Ry's K teacher fully admitted to us he didn't have enough time in the day to challenge her with reading. We LOVED him, and it's not his fault. It's just pretty sad.
- we'd get a lot more movement during the day. One or two 15-minute recesses and PE class every other day means a LOT of sitting. Especially as I consider sending my very active BOY to school...
- it would challenge ME.
- we'd have more flexibility as far as vacations, not having to only travel when school's out.
These are the things I'm worried about:
- socially stunting my outgoing, friendly, socially secure children
Seems pretty ridiculous to even have a second or third thought about it, when I put it that way.
Any suggestions, helpful hints, experiences, resources??
Choosing to love,