… yes, I normally do. If there is some reading that needs to be done, or videos to be watched, I still have my homeschooler do some work.
Minimal? Yes. But she knows when it is just one day off for her sisters, she will have a couple small things to do for the day.
Am I mean and overbearing, or do you think this is no big deal?
Yes; I am over-the-moon that my introverted 14 year old, whom I home-schooled for 7th & 8th grades because she refused to go to school; is an active, happy Freshman at our local high school.
Am I knocking home-schooling? Never. We had fun, and we learned together. But as a single Mom who works 50 hours a week, it was more than difficult.
To have her come home and be excited as she tells me what happened during her day, and to see her waiting outside for me to pick her up, surrounded by friends; tears and happiness.
I am so proud of her for doing this, because I know as much as she tells me about the exciting things; she is stressed about the halls full of kids she doesn’t know, the teachers asking her questions, and trying to find her way around a 3-story school.
She is determined to belong, while being herself. And that makes me more happy that anything else ever could.
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.
How did I not know that my 9 year old, 4th grade daughter cannot read or write in cursive? What else have they stopped teaching in public schools? It’s bad enough they changed how they teach math that I am no longer capable of helping her. But to stand behind her while she is on the internet and she tells me she cannot read the text because the font is in cursive. WHAT???
She “learned” it in 3rd grade, her 4th grade teacher has not once mentioned reading or writing in cursive. I fear that we are getting to the point where kindergarteners are going to learn how to type on a tablet, and they won’t even know how to write or what a pencil is.
So, my solution is I am going to teach her cursive reading and writing. And then I am going to wait for her to tell me what her teacher says when she turns in her spelling words written in cursive.
Does everything in our lives have to change or disappear because of technology? Can’t they coincide and get along???
What are your kids not being taught anymore?