If you are a friend of mine on facebook or have "liked" my blog facebook page you have probably seen homeschool posts like crazy.
They are random and probably repetitive.
My friends and family are asking if I am "actually" thinking of homeschooling my daughter.
"Actually" I am
I haven't made a final decision as for our long term plan but we are blessed that Lyla was born four days after the public school official cut off date for Kindergarten so we kind of get a free year to try out homeschooling to see how it goes and if we like it.
My husband isn't as on board as I am with homeschooling. He thinks she is going to miss out on a lot that public school offers such as sports, extracurricular activities, prom, graduation, etc. He thinks she won't have those real close friends from high school.
So as we have our "free" year I am excited to see what he thinks after that year is over...then we will make our decision whether or not to continue or not.
I have been actively researching homeschool curriculums and Oh My Goodness! could that be any more overwhelming??
The homeschool community you find when you start researching is so nice and kind. They are quick to help and answer any questions you may have ...no matter how many times you ask the same question.
Because they have all been there before.
Let me be clear what is overwhelming about choosing a curriculum.
They are all great!
It is hard to choose just one.
You have so many options when you are choosing a homeschooling curriculum.
- Completely laid out for you with lesson plans
- Do it yourself
- four days a week
- five days a week
- parent taught
- or satellite taught by a licensed teacher
You really have free reign to go whichever direction you choose with your child.
I have been in research mode like crazy.. so I could talk to you about statistics, curriculums, answers to the famous "socialization" question...I'm soaking in all the homeschool information I can. I have already met some really great women and I haven't even started yet!
I am also researching the new Common Core Standard Curriuculum that all the public schools are switching to now... I have not really found a solid piece of information on that saying exactly what it is. I know it has kind of like "benchmarks" for each learning area..but I am not understanding what the difference is from what teachers and schools are doing now.
So to answer your question again..
Yes..I am actually thinking of homeschooler baby girl!
Expect more homeschool posts...homeschool status updates, questions, and random conversations about the latest news I have learned about homeschool.
Friends and family ...BEWARE ... I might just break out into a homeschool conversation... please forgive me and just let me talk it out...
What do you think of homeschooling?
Would you "actually" think of homeschooling your children?