When I am out with my school aged children during traditional school time, the question they get asked the most is, “Why aren’t you in school?” My children have been asked this so many times, it’s not even unusual for them anymore. In fact, they usually smile when they answer because they know they are special.
For me, home schooling is a choice I have yet to regret. My oldest child showed excitement for learning at a very young age. She knew all her letters and numbers before she was 3 and was reading at age 4. I knew that if I put her into public school, that she would be bored. I found I enjoyed it so much, that I kept it up for all my children.
I did a lot of research and there are all sorts of curriculums out there to choose from. I found one that worked for me. Calvert School has homeschooling courses in every elementary grade level. There are lots of add ons, such as foreign languages,art, and music. The math is separate so if your child is above or below average, you can cater to that.
Calvert makes home schooling as smooth as can be for the parent/teacher. The teacher manual is set up so you can just sit down at the beginning of school time and start teaching. There is not a whole lot of “night before” prep time. It covers all the bases soyou know you won’t be leaving out any major part of a well rounded education.
If you still feeling adequate in your teaching abilities, they have an advisory teaching service. You send in the specified assignments, and the provided tests, and they will grade them and send back any feed back to help your child excel. They are a partner to help you in your home schooling needs.
Homeschooling isn’t foreveryone. But it was the right choice for my family.
Todd Clark (Principal Broker)