This post is titled as such because hopefully this will be the beginning of the documentation of my journey toward homeschooling. I have no idea how this is going to work. All I can do is look at the path of other people and see what works for them and what I like and try to apply it as such.
I want to homeschool because I see our children developing into individuals more and more everyday and I hate the fact that in school they are unable to treat them as individuals. My daughter and son are so different from each other, but in school they are being taught the same things in the same way. Mari is in 3rd grade and David is in kindergarten. When David tells Mari about something that they are doing in school, she usually says, "Oh yea, I remember that. We did the same thing." Why does this bother me? This bothers me because these are two different children that had 4 different teachers and yet they have had only one experience. What's up with that? I am going to purchase books so that I can learn their individual learning styles and be able to teach or lead them accordingly. They both do pretty well in school, but I don't want them to become robotic. They have such huge personalities and I don't want them to be smothered by the need of the teachers to control 20+ other children. It kind of bothered me when someone that knows us personally remarked that when David was in school he was a totally different child than when he was at home. Why do they have to change who they are to learn and discover?
Here we go!
5 months ago