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  #1  
September 25th, 2010, 10:50 AM
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Do plan or are you currently sending your kids to public, private or are you homeschooling them?
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September 25th, 2010, 12:33 PM
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public school - Courtney is in Kindergarten. I would homeschool if I wasn't a WAHM. I just don't have the time. I am open to it though if we feel the kids aren't getting what they need in public school.
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September 25th, 2010, 01:24 PM
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Right now my oldest is in public, 3rd grade. I can't stand it! I grew up going to public schools and always thought my kids would go to public. But I can't stand what is going on in our district and state. It just stinks! So now I am heavily researching homeschool. My husband isn't thrilled about the idea, but he wasn't about home birth either!
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September 25th, 2010, 01:34 PM
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We plan on sending them to public school. Our area has a great school system, but I wouldn't hesitate to send them to private or homeschool if they weren't getting what they needed.
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September 25th, 2010, 01:41 PM
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I'm still torn right now, though I'm leaning towards homeschooling. I have several friends who homeschool, so I if I have questions I always have someone to ask! I worry that my older DD, who is still 2 yrs away from kindergarten, will be ignored. She already knows most of what she needs to for kindergarten entry. I'm already working on a preschool curriculum for her. We'll see how my time management goes. That will factor in as well.
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September 25th, 2010, 03:15 PM
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The plan is to do public school for elementary since the school in our neighborhood is really good. For middle school and high school we'll have to see. I don't like the current options, but there may be a better public option when the girls are older. Otherwise, we'll do private.
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September 25th, 2010, 04:00 PM
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We'll see how my time management goes. That will factor in as well.
True that! I'm so horrible at time management! Also space is an issue. We are running out of space in our house. Squarefootage isn't that bad but we literally have NO storage space to speak of.
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We'll be sending out kids to public schools.
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September 25th, 2010, 10:41 PM
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i am thinking public school. i love the idea of homeschooling, but i want to go back to school when my kids are school age. and there's no way we can afford private school.
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September 26th, 2010, 05:18 AM
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I'm really torn on this. The public schools in Florida are HORRIBLE. We do have a couple of good elementary schools in the area, but nothing as far as middle or high. We want 4 or 5 kids and I know private school is VERY expensive, so we're considering home school. The other option is that we send them to elementary school here, and by the time they get to middle we'll probably have to move back to NC anyway (9 or so years from now.)
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September 26th, 2010, 08:34 AM
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We homeschool. Our 10 year old is learning about carbon dating, historical Jamestown, the early Colonial/Native American relations, how our history books are tainted, and writing book-style report on all - that means she is hitting on the subjects of history, science, politics, art, reading, writing, and english - she is only missing math.

That is why I love homeschool. She has already flew through her first math grouping and now wants to start pre-calc. I move at her pace and teach at her interest level.

My 2nd grader just finished learning about the water cycle. We are now starting on seasons and their impact on the earths natural resources/travel throughout time. She wants to learn about planes, so we are going to head right into modes of transportation throughout time and how they helped with import/exports, mobility of humanity, etc... again, science, current events, history, english, reading, writing, and art. She will only need a supplement of math.

Same for the twins and my 3 year old.
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September 26th, 2010, 08:41 AM
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Definitely not homeschool (we both work f/t). My husband is a public school teacher but the public schools in general in Nevada are some of the worst in the country. We are definely concerned about the expence, but we pay a lot for pre-school now so I do not know that private school will make that much of a difference.
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September 26th, 2010, 09:12 AM
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We homeschool. Our 10 year old is learning about carbon dating, historical Jamestown, the early Colonial/Native American relations, how our history books are tainted, and writing book-style report on all - that means she is hitting on the subjects of history, science, politics, art, reading, writing, and english - she is only missing math.

That is why I love homeschool. She has already flew through her first math grouping and now wants to start pre-calc. I move at her pace and teach at her interest level.

My 2nd grader just finished learning about the water cycle. We are now starting on seasons and their impact on the earths natural resources/travel throughout time. She wants to learn about planes, so we are going to head right into modes of transportation throughout time and how they helped with import/exports, mobility of humanity, etc... again, science, current events, history, english, reading, writing, and art. She will only need a supplement of math.

Same for the twins and my 3 year old.
What curriculum are you using?? I need help trying to figure out the homeschooling thing. I contacted a few groups and co-ops in my area but they haven't gotten back to me yet!
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September 26th, 2010, 11:52 AM
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We are planning on homeschooling, even though I am terrified at the idea! I just can't imagine sending my kiddos to public school in CA!
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September 26th, 2010, 12:31 PM
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What curriculum are you using?? I need help trying to figure out the homeschooling thing. I contacted a few groups and co-ops in my area but they haven't gotten back to me yet!
Isn't there a HS board on JM? I know I've gone on it before, but that was a couple years ago now.
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September 26th, 2010, 03:09 PM
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Isn't there a HS board on JM? I know I've gone on it before, but that was a couple years ago now.
There is and I've been on there for the last couple of days. But her curriculum sounds really interesting!
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There is and I've been on there for the last couple of days. But her curriculum sounds really interesting!
LOL - we don't use a formal curriculum. We use American Education Publishing Comprehensive Curriculum as a guideline, but that's it. We are considered 'unschooling' but don't think I am that drastic in my unconventional teaching. We are also part of a local cooperative of HSers that really helps. It is somewhat chaotic, but very worthwhile.
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September 26th, 2010, 04:26 PM
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I would love to home school I'm still looking into all options right now. Pubic schools here are awful.

Is there anywhere to meet home schooling moms in your area? I want to meet some to see how they make it work.

Another option I like would be Waldorf schooling. There is a Waldorf school near us and it seems like such a magical place to learn.
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So long as we are in a good school district, I have no issues with public school. If we ever win the lottery, our kids would probably go to Private Catholic School. I have discovered I don't have the patience to home school full time.

AJ is in a private Catholic Pre-school this year (2 days a week/4 hrs each day) as we make more money than the public pre-k allows.
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September 27th, 2010, 08:31 AM
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