This question is an easy one, why should one home school? I will be honest home schooling isn’t for everyone and neither is public schooling. When my daughter was in kindergarten we tried the whole public school route. The first week of school she was out sick for almost a week, germs yuck. Then we had issues with her teacher, she liked to tell our daughter it was okay to lie, and not tell us everything that went on in class… Um I think not. Don’t forget that little boy who thought my daughter was his kissing friend, brought to the attention of school personal and I was told they teach them in kindergarten to keep their hands to themselves.
I beg to differ on that one as well, my daughter new at a very young age her hands belong on no one but herself. I guess I was to teach her everything else, since they wanted her to know so much before school even started… her home address, her home phone number, her social security number, how to count to 100, all of her alphabets PLUS the sounds. I mean really what is the point of kindergarten?
Oh yes to teach them to keep their hands to themselves that’s right!
So why home school? From my personal experience in the public schools the teachers don’t teach, and when they do, they’re teaching things your child will not need in the real world. Check out this article…
When I was in school I didn’t learn much of anything hell look at my grammar is stinks big time, I would have loved to have actually been taught more in that subject, than in the areas I wouldn’t need to know any of it in my everyday life. With our daughter she is sticking to something until she actually understands it, no moving on here.
With her Science she is watching videos, these videos include dissecting the animal she is studying and so much more information. During these videos which are about an hour long, she is to take notes. Then off her notes she is to write a report, my husband grades her on her grammar, writing structure and the information in the report if it hits some of the main points. At first she was having some issues, not she is doing some pretty good reports!
I am very proud of her, for History, she is learning things she will actually need to know in life.
I think our schools have ran out of things to teach so they throw in a bunch of worthless information, a lot which is not accurate to get the kids that 8 hours a day. If the schools were to actually focus on what our children will need in the real world they might be on to something. Teach our children things that will help them create new things when they get older.
The other day my daughter tells me, I want to invent something. I want to make something that no one has, so I can make a lot of money, I am trying to figure it out still, but one day I am going to invent something.
If you do decide to home school don’t jump into a curriculum and go from there, we used a certain one for two years and I wish I didn’t because again it doesn’t teach some of the important things a child will need once they get older. I want to prepare my daughter for everything, not just about things that happened years ago.