January 7, 2010

Happy One Year Homeschooling Anniversary!

Welcome to a new year in our adventure of homeschooling. What a journey it has been!

Exactly one year ago, I pulled my two oldest children out of a local private parochial school. I was so frustrated with so many issues at the school, that it was ultimately an easy decision to pull them out and start homeschooling. My oldest child was in 5th grade and my middle child was in 3rd grade. I also had one in preschool, who I left in preschool. (Now that was a wonderful school program!)

I often get asked... what were the issues? Why would I pull my kids out of school in the middle of the year? Two main problems pushed me to move my children quickly, rather than wait until the end of the school year... bullying (and a lack of administrative support to combat the problem) and large class size. If I had to do it over again, I'd do exactly the same thing (or actually I probably would have pulled them out earlier in the school year.)

Well, that's the beginning of our story... and now it's been a year of homeschooling. Stay tuned for more about our journey.

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