Monday, May 5, 2008
Well it's time to start taking a serious look into homeschooling curriculum. Bubby will be turning 4 in July and I would like for him to start a kindergarten program in August. We have been working on lower case letters, phonics, numbers and some soft writing skills. He's done well though I haven't done anything on a consistent time frame. He is probably not ready for all of the work in a kindergarten program but I really want us both to start taking daily time doing some schooling. I hope to develop some good study habits for us both! I won't lie it's a bit overwhelming to think about being the one responsible in your child's education but I really feel that no one could care as much as me about it ") Plus the cost of most good private schools are ridiculous to me. I also learned that they really have no regulations since they are private. I attended all of my school years in public schools, so no thanks. You have to be a very hungry student for education to flourish in a public school these days. Yes I had some teachers that really cared about me but sadly they came too far in between for me to make a difference in my education. I just can't feel comfortable about my children being under someone else's guidance for so many hours in a day. I finally understood the true meaning of an education after paying for my own years later. It's a different story when you are the one paying the teachers to teach you! Yes I feel strongly about it now, I suppose that's why I chosen to teach my children at home. I don't expect everyone to share my position in the matter. If they do great, if they don't great. It's the same with getting them vaccinated, eating fast food, having table manners and everything else you have to choose for your family. I learned shortly after having two children that my parenting decisions was not going to please everyone :)
Everyone has reasons for why they do what they do and those are mine
I am VERY blessed to have a close friend that has already had a few years into the experience of homeschooling under her belt! She has been a big encouragement to me. And it's great to be able to pick up the phone and share my concerns with her when I need to.
I could not finish this blog without first saying how blessed I am to be able to stay at home and teach my children in the first place. I love that I can be the one to guide them through the wonderful adventure of learning! Plus the benefit of learning myself along side them!