Sunday, July 07, 2013

In which I admit...

...that I take strange pleasure in finding curriculum for our homeschool.  There are a million and one choices out there, and I love looking through my phone book sized catalog from Rainbow Resource.  I love browsing online, reading reviews, reading blogs for ideas.    I have one more year before Tyler begins high school, and I feel instruction for him needs to be more structured than it has been for the younger kids.  I also need to start planning for his high school years, to make sure he ends up with the proper amount of classes and credits to have a creditable transcript.  All of this freaks me out a bit, but it's also kind of exciting.  He's still toying around with the idea of going back to public school after 8th grade, but I want to be prepared, should he choose to continue at home.  He gets a lot of pressure from his friends to go back to school, and some of them have literally told him they don't think he's getting a good education being at home (should I be offended????).  He generally takes those comments in stride, and his friends continue to be his friends.  He doesn't hold grudges, he doesn't argue with them.  Just shrugs his shoulders and changes the topic (good for him!).  So, he is free to choose what he wants to do, though I hope he will continue with us at home.  We have such a nice dynamic going, it would be sad if one was missing from the group.  With that, I'm counting on all of my research leading me to something that will keep him engaged, and that will help him want to stay with us.  Wish me luck! :)

4 comments:

Erin said...

I wonder where those boys have heard he's getting a cut rate education? Hmm...Good luck finding curriculum to keep him engaged. Though I seriously doubt you'll need it! You're my hero!

arianne said...

I often wonder what will happen when we get to the highschool bridge. I'll have to follow your advice once you've gone through it. (I can't believe he's that old!)

Niki said...

I've been looking into homeschooling but I'm not quite sure where to start. What curriculum do you recommend for a 3rd and 5th grader? Are there any curriculum you've used that you'd stay away from in the future? Any advice is welcome.

Doreen said...

Niki, email me at doreen1999 at yahoo dot com. Too much to write it all out here. :)