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Home schooling

Saturday, January 12, 2013

We've decided to home school. My kids are super excited about this decision. I am a little nervous as is my husband I think. What's the worst that can happen? The plan is to enroll my son and bring him home as soon as the things arrive, in a week to 10 days. Then I told my daughter if that works out we will get her home too because of course she thinks she's going to miss something and is completely upset that she doesn't get to stay home. Oh HELP!

Running today will clear my head! I have to get to work now.
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    woohoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS.
    I'm amazed that two teachers have already posted here. Small world. =) I have seen the public school/private school system through the eyes as a student, parent, volunteer, and teacher. I always supplemented with my older two, because I knew they weren't being challenged. I now homeschool too. (I only have one left at home). We love it.
    What are the ages of your children.
    1798 days ago
    1798 days ago
    Having been a teacher in the public school, then having homeschooled my younger son, I've seen both sides of the coin. My only advice is to schedule your time for grading (unless you're getting a self-grading system). When it came time to report the course of study to the Board of Education, I would just copy the Index pages from each course book. No need to write up a synopsis of your curriculum that way.
    The best part of teaching my son was infusing my love of learning into him. I taught him to observe and wonder and investigate. Tidbits of knowledge are interesting to share at any age.
    Decades ago I attended a workshop for Cognitive Style Mapping (Dr. Lee Mulally (sp?) from Kent State Univ), which was very helpful. It shows the types of learners your children are (independent, teacher-oriented, peer-oriented) and if they are better reading or listening to their lessons. You can give some people a positive statement (It is this), others a negative (It isn't this), others an example, and others can assimilate knowledge all three ways. You have to learn your learners, so to speak.
    I'm excited for you and yours.
    1798 days ago
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    Congratulations on the decision to homeschool. It is something that has always intrigued me. I don't have children, or any plans to have children, however, if I did I think homeschooling would be the route I would want to go.

    I am a teacher and feel that students do much better in a small class setting or with one-on-one attention. It worked for centuries prior to the Industrial Revolution.

    Good Luck!!!!! emoticon emoticon
    1798 days ago
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