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Homeschool dilemma user banned
28th Mar '13

So I am homeschooling my son in the fall. He will be in kindergarten.



The local district homeschool base is literally out of our housing development and across the street. But, I talked to the gal who runs it today and she said there are only three kids who will be attending. One in kindergarten, one in second and one in third grade. The rest are in 8th-12th grade. Half the curriculum is online and half the curriculum in text book.



The other school is thirty minutes away. Has a large base of children in all grades. Entirely text book learning.



They both require 1.5 hours on campus per week, per child doing lab and a class. And both require 1.5 hour meeting between an advisor, parent and child to go over what has been covered the previous week and what needs to be accomplished the following week.



I love the idea of having class literally 3 minutes away and being able to leave the kids at home with dad while I take LO alone.



But I also love the idea of him having a large group of peers. Plus, he'd go to the school district I grew up in and know the teachers from when I was a student. But then the drive would be a pain.



My plan is to continue with the YMCA for peer interaction in swimming and homeschool pe. Plus the membership to the local kids museum where the Y is so he can be exposed to their different exhibits they get in.



What is your input?

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15210 posts
status 28th Mar '13

Honestly....it sounds like you like all of the aspect of the farther school because it's more like public school.....more kids....more teachers....teachers you know...etc.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
28th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" Honestly....it sounds like you like all of the aspect of the farther school because it's more like public school.....more kids....more teachers....teachers you know...etc. "</blockquote>



I really do. But, I also like the local one because it's close. There is only one teacher we would interact with, and it would give us more time to do school, go to the pool, play outside, etc.

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
28th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" Honestly....it sounds like you like all of ... [snip!] ... is only one teacher we would interact with, and it would give us more time to do school, go to the pool, play outside, etc."</blockquote>




Personally I would do the local one :).

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15210 posts
status 28th Mar '13
Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" Honestly....it sounds like you like all of ... [snip!] ... is only one teacher we would interact with, and it would give us more time to do school, go to the pool, play outside, etc."


Since you like the aspects of public school so much, what is causing you to choose home school?

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
28th Mar '13

You would have extra time with him...and you could always put him in other activities for socialization. All my friends in elementary school were from gymnastics/ Indian princesses.



You could always reconsider the other one when he gets older too

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
28th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... us more time to do school, go to the pool, play outside, etc."</blockquote> Personally I would do the local one :)."</blockquote>



:D I'm so torn...

lil*Mama*Bear 2 kids; Veneta, Oregon 4957 posts
28th Mar '13

Why are you home schooling?