Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Home Schooling - Puzzles & clay.

Remember when she use to cry when I'd make her do a puzzle? After watching Rome complete the Doc McStuffins one, she remembered the order. Corners first, frame next then the middle. Now she's a gun at puzzles.
No more tears .. miracles happen.

Hate the messy activities, but how else is she going to learn ..

Still loving home schooling. The closer she gets to age 6, which is the legal school age here, the more I'm convinced that home schooling is the way to go. It's working, I know this. One teacher can't focus on one student when they're manning a 30 man class and in particular with this local school, there are two or three different age groups in the one class. It's a small school with a teacher student ratio of, 1:17.

Public schools have a curriculum that has a common core, that is .. the programs are written in such a way where if some children, not the majority, are below average, they'll all learn at that level. It's convenient, not right or fair, but convenient.

Home school is stress-free.

Hubba wants to go to school only because Rome goes to that school, but that is not enough for me. If she told me she wanted to go because their math program was AP, I'd be camping out at the school like a Star Wars nerd a week before a movie premiere.

At home, 1 + 1 = 2 at the local school, 1 + 1 = window.
Saw it with my own eyes on the whiteboard tonight in the senior class.