I have made the decision to homeschool my 8 year old this coming year. It's something I had thought about before she entered preschool and something I've been thinking about a lot even this school year. She has agreed to be homeschooled prior to today, although I'm not 100% certain she understands what that means. I truly believe that it's what's best for her.
I've already looked into the laws on homeschooling in my state so I'm confident that those won't be an issue and I've already started looking for a homeschooling group/co-op. I've been checking out tons of different websites to get an idea on curriculum.
There's TONS of fun and interesting things that we can do. I've been kind of worried as to whether or not I would make a good teacher for her but really, who better? And I've decided to get her started in Awana's after the summer. Over the summer there are some "camp" like sessions that run 4 weeks at a time that I would like her to be a part of that happen to run the same time Awana does so we're going to do those first. Sign Language being one. And Animals (with hands on experience with live animals) being the second.
I'm excited to see where this takes us. And I'm excited to be a part of her learning. I know her behaviors and how to teach around her difficulties. This will definitely be a great experience. For both of us. She's such a bright little girl and I hate to see her so disiniterested in her school work, the way she is now. She went from being what all her teachers told me as "one of the brightest kids in her grade" to someone who was in trouble for talking, not taking work seriously, needing a lot of teachers' assistance etc.
If anyone has any advice they'd like to offer, any resources or curriculum ideas please don't hesitate to contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org! They would be greatly appreciated!