Why did we decide to Homeschool this year?

I believe childhood years are the most precious ones in our lives. These are the years when a child’s true character and nature are determined. Also this would be period in which they slowly develop their knowledge and potential. Kids are going to spend most of their childhood in their school and school related activities and I believe that their learning environment is going to play a major role in their overall personality development.

I have told in my previous post that we have decided not to put her in school this year because of various reasons but the current pandemic situation is the most important of all.

Moreover, she is just three and honestly I am not sure how she will behave in a controlled environment. If you have been following my blog posts, you would have known that my daughter started reading really early and now she has been showing interest to learn various topics. Some people say she is gifted and others say her giftedness may fade out as she grows. Honestly, I don’t care about this. Of course I will be happy if she is smart and intelligent like any mom but I don’t want to pressurize her in this age.

I basically want to understand about various educational systems and curriculum available currently and then would like to decide on the one that suits her nature the best.

I spoke to few educators about the appropriate education system that would feed her curious mind, keep her engaged and that would encourage her to stay involved in the learning environment without getting bored or stressed. Again, I had this discussion only to choose what’s best for her and not to choose what is the best among the various options available. I am clearly not talking about the best education methods present but about the one that would help her have a wonderful childhood.

The answer for the question why we have decided to homeschool her this year is,

  1. We are yet to decide on the education system and curriculum that would suit us.
  2. Pandemic
  3. She seems to learn and understand things faster when in an uncontrolled environment.

So what are you doing this academic year and in what ways are you keeping your kids engaged? How are you teaching your kids this year and how effective are the online classes? I would love to hear from you!!

16 Comments Add yours

  1. bleuwater says:

    I homeschooled my daughter sixth through eighth grades. We found a history curriculum that was so much fun. Learning history through literature. They have primary sets too. It’s call Beautiful Feet books. https://www.bfbooks.com/

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    1. Mommy Me says:

      Thank you so much for the suggestion. Will definitely look into it!

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      1. bleuwater says:

        It was so interesting to learn history through nonfiction and fiction books rather than a textbook.

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        1. Mommy Me says:

          That’s amazing!! Then it must be lots of fun not just learning but also teaching, right?

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  2. You are doing a good one, homeschooling her. Kudos, ma’am. 🤗

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    1. Mommy Me says:

      Thank you so much!! ❤

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  3. NoahLily says:

    25th year of homeschooling…it just gets better and better! (Possibly because we learn from our mistakes…) 🙂

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    1. Mommy Me says:

      wow 🤩 that’s amazing

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  4. dolphinwrite says:

    School used to be pretty good, although no classroom answers all the students personalities. I always thought, though I taught for over two decades, that what we did in the classroom could be accomplished in 3 hours, then we should give the students projects to work on at home that they learn by doing, thinking, observing, and so forth. For instance, after reading a quality history book, having the students create plays at home, act them out, then perform in the class. Or after a science lesson, giving the students materials to create an experiment (The one’s that need more controls can be done in the classroom.). And so forth. Today, it’s nothing more than a propaganda machine, and parents have to take full responsibility for their children, with love. Keep up the great work!

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    1. Mommy Me says:

      Thank you so much for taking time to share your honest thoughts 🙏🏼 It’s good to know from a teacher’s perspective too! Yes learning by experiencing opens up a new world to them totally changes their way of approaching things. Thank you again for your insights!I really appreciate it.

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  5. dolphinwrite says:

    If people knew what education could be, has been. C.S. Lewis wrote about his education, and though it was normal to him, it was leaps and bounds ahead of what we see today. That’s a tell…

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  6. isabellin27 says:

    As a fellow self-taught homeschooler from 5th grade all the way to the 10th grade, I used two homeschooling programs: K12 and Laurel Springs. They are both easy to use but I recommend that your child is in an environment where she engages with her learning. This could mean more experiments or more hands-on activities. Coming from experience, it is easy to lag behind—in terms of education—but it is also easy to get ahead! It really depends on your child. If any have any questions, please let me know!

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    1. Mommy Me says:

      Thank you so much for the insight! I will surely look into it. I am also looking for a program with more hands-on projects than worksheets and Literatures. She started reading really early and she is little ahead for her age. I was actually looking for such a curriculum and I found Moving beyond pages to be the best match! If you know more options please let me know

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  7. dolphinwrite says:

    I love the comic’s Calvin and Hobbes, because in some ways, it’s so accurate, even in our days, and that’s sad. If done well, in real education fields, kids would come home telling their parents what they learned, wanting to read their books, and begging their parents to get the materials for projects (i.e. science, history, etc.). Yes, there would also be very tired students, but they would be learning good things, like real history, perhaps putting on plays of the Delaware Crossing. I’ll look up the Laurel Springs programs, for it sounds like something worthwhile to investigate. Always loved to see students have those “ah haaa” moments, realize things I’ve never thought about, and both ponder and research.. **One more thing: I was teaching a third grade class and one of the most interesting questions came from a boy. He asked what space was. Not outer space. That gap between two hands: emptiness. I realized what he was having difficulty putting into words, then shared the meaning with the class. In other words, if you’re out in space, holding your hands apart, what is that between? Most people would say nothing. But I explained, if it was nothing, the hands would be together. There must be something in that perceived emptiness. In a good education system, you’ll get quality questions. **Of course, for that school, it was all downhill from there as they were propagandizing all the parents.

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