homeschool decided

Homeschooling Decided…

homeschool decided

I decided to make the plunge!

I decided to homeschool CJ this year, to mainly get him caught up on his Math that he is a couple of grades behind his 7th grade years. But more importantly I see this as an opportunity to try to connect with him. His is the oldest so maybe he thinks he is put to the back seat by his younger brother, A. But in actuality he is put to the front because of his special needs. But anyway I am still hoping that we can connect on some level.

I am also hoping to work on his anger and social skills (heck I need the social skills myself, lol) and teaching him how to cook since he is getting to that age where he wants to help out. I'm still looking at curriculum for that, so that is still on my to do list.

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I have looked at so many homeschooling curriculum over the last month and I have to admit, I did get overwhelmed. That's actually understated! It was very stressful. I looked at free curriculum and paid, centered on the pc and off the pc in workbooks, and then there are the pc programs and then there are the all internet programs, see what I'm saying, even writing it makes it sound overwhelming.

I had to think about him as a kid and put his special needs into play when deciding, which I did. I know that he is easily distracted so I know the all-pc wouldn't be good for him. It is also how we get viruses on our pc, we think he's busy working and then come back 15 minutes later and we have like 5 programs downloaded that weren't there before. So then I started looking at the workbooks, and I decided on the Lifepac ones. With that I picked the basic four subjects, you know, History, Math, Science, Language Arts. But instead of going with the bible course, since I will be using the Easy Peasy Bible course, I went with the Health Quest. I should get my materials in a couple of weeks, just in time for our September 2nd start date. My next decision is to determine a schedule, if anyone has any ideas, please share, I'm still debating.

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16 thoughts on “Homeschooling Decided…

  1. Great post! So similar to my family-especially the computer thing. He’s 12 and installs all kinds of Minecraft & Ubuntu stuff on it when I’m not looking, then I get to figure out how to UNdo it!

    • We recently had to redo the whole computer, because if they see any kind of game on the side they will clink on it, so needless to say we ended up with a whole bunch of spam and viruses. Thanks for commenting Christy!

  2. I’m so excited you’re homeschooling CJ! This will be great! Choosing a curriculum is hecka overwhelming! I’ve been homeschooling for several years now and I still can get overwhelmed. Everyone has or uses the best curriculum ever and it’s so tough to decide. You definitely did the right thing — thinking about what would work for your son and for your family. You want to tailor it to his learning style and your teaching style. I am actually writing a post right now on scheduling — it’ll be up either this week or next week. Good luck! If you need a shoulder to cry on or to bounce ideas off of I’m here for you!
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  3. What a terrific adventure you are undertaking! I’m sure this decision will be very rewarding for you both! I keep asking my kids if I can homeschool them but no luck so far;0)

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