One assignment is left for Erin’s homeschooling. And that will conclude two years of homeschooling. And I will be speeding to the high school with her to get her registered for her Freshman year in public school.
I really do not know how I managed to get through two years of this. And kudos to those of you who do it for much longer, and for more than one child. Most people who have never attempted to homeschool do not realize how difficult it truly is.
Rewarding? Absolutely. And every single grade is hard-earned. I know Erin and I both learned a lot from this experience, but I would be lying if I said I was not thrilled to be done with it.
And I made it clear to Erin and my 10 year old (Cassidy), that no one will ever homeschool again. I hope I can hold true to that. Obviously if there was an issue with the education they were getting at public school, I would have to reconsider that statement.
I am praying with fingers crossed that it never gets to that point.
I truly admire people who have the patience and time to homeschool their children. When I was pregnant with my son I knew I wanted to homeschool him, however in my community it is very rare and I did not know who to reach out to for support. If I could do it all over again I would have been more proactive…Good luck to your daughter on her first year of high school
Thanks Markyshia! I am praying there will not be any issues from my daughter and she gets up and goes every day. That is the reason I had to start homeschooling in the first place.
You are more than welcome I enjoyed reading! She will probably be fine I will be sending positive energy and good vibes your way.
This is a really interesting post– most homeschoolers I read about are full of unadulterated praise! What made you decide never to do it again?
I’m a Princeton student interested in learning more about homeschooling and interdisciplinary learning. I wanted to tell you about theHOBMOB.com, a platform I am developing to increase this type of interaction online that I feel would be useful for people who like independent learning.
Our mission is to spark meaningful discussions among people with similar passions. We want to transcend the superficial interactions that characterize social media and use technology to create longform, interdisciplinary conversations. theHOBMOB has 18 main interest pages, ranging from STEM to Music, and user-created sub interests. We have musicians sharing compositions, students discussing social justice movements, and kids talking about math puzzles, all in the same place!
HOBMOB member Susanna Olson was homeschooled throughout high school and taught a Cultural Geography homeschool class last summer. She created a subinterest called “180 Days Around the World” under theHOBMOB Travel page for her class. On the page, her students shared research about a different country every week. In turn, travel enthusiasts from all over the world engaged with them, sharing experiences and asking questions.
Best of luck on your journey! I would love to hear your feedback (or your daughter’s!) about theHOBMOB and I hope you find some use in the site 🙂