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I'm wondering whether the rush to get kids back to school was because they were worried we would all clue on that it's actually better for our kids to be at home...???
I think both my kids have thrived and learnt so much more than they would have at school.
One is the huge amount of kids not doing any work at all.
The main reason is to send taxpayer parents back to work. They've admitted this. It's good, but also bad.
I thought my DS was doing better at home because I could work on his emotional regulation and strategies to combat the constant fight to get him to do the work he didn't want to do. (He's high functioning ASD, luckily got the above average intelligence trait but also the why should I? one).
He went back to school Monday. Yep. He's staying there. He was ridiculously happy when I picked him up. Back with his friends - and the teacher knows maths much better than mummy, apparently!!
I'm happy for the experience, though. I've learned exactly what he's been up to first hand and know where I need to get his therapists to focus.
I just don’t know if I’m making the right choice
My children aren’t in school yet (about to be) but I have made the decision to homeschool as well. The benefits of homeschooling are massive, the list goes on!
I use to be really naive and thought homeschool kids/family were odd until I took the time and looked into it myself.
I feel like it was so easy for us to do a few hours a week and see so much improvement that he hasn’t achieved in over a year, and everyone seemed happy.
I’m now questioning if I pull him out of school.
He’s a bright kid but just can’t get it the way they teach. And his school is amazing they’ve provided a lot of support.
I also wonder iv read a lot about many studies that suggest children actually mostly aren’t ready to read till 7. And when they start at 7 it’s picked up much faster because they are “ready”
Iv also read studies relating to tooth loss and “readiness” (I know many on her will think it’s nonsense) but he has lost 6 teeth in 9 months.
He’s teachers have notice what iv noticed that something has “clicked”
I will absolutely wait it out and see how he goes at school but am I crazy for considering homeschooling after seeing them improvement?
I know 4 families in our community who’ve decided to give homeschooling a go.
You're not crazy for considering homeschooling. You are the expert on what works best for your situation. If you have the time and inclination to homeschool, do it. Children often do learn things easier in a one on one tailor made setting. Schools are great for a lot of reasons, but they're aiming to teach generically enough so that the largest number of children learn it. I always think of schools as teaching the baseline minimum of things. And then it's up to the student and their families to expand on those lessons.
Go for it. There are so many resources available for you. Check your states department of education website for what you NEED and check out Facebook for recommendations on things that will make it easier in your area. Like support groups, where to go for practical lessons, etc.
You know your son best and from what you’ve described/ explained, it sounds like homeschooling would be perfect for him. Good luck, I’m glad things are looking good for him. I have two teenagers and they loved home learning during this crisis. They said they learnt so much more without classroom distractions. My 15 year old fidgets and needs breaks after half an hour. He’d go shoot some hoops for 5 minutes and then get back to learning. He can’t do that at school.
Hi I've been a homeschooling mumma for a few years now I suggest that you try homeschooling for a year write out your own work plan with the learning style that works best for him set monthly goals what you liked to achieve each month homeschooling is designed to work at the child's pace and to their abilities.You sound like you have a passion to teach your son and should be extremely proud of what you already achieved academically during lockdown . There is a number of resources online to help navigated the homeschooling journey .
Awwww well done to the little guy 💕