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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Home Schooling

Not in the traditional sense, but it is schooling at home.

We went today to talk with the school board about kiddo being taught at home for the next 8 weeks. We have a teacher lined up and she'll be coming in to teach kiddo until she's physically able to return to school.

They said her electives will drop and she'll only be taught the core classes.  That's okay though, we can take her on field trips this summer and get her some more education in a fun way.  We have plans for Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown, Cherokee, a train ride thru the Smoky Mountains.

What I find amazing is without the distractions of other kids, they feel that they can adequately teach her the core classes in only 8 hours a week.

If she were home schooled officially, she'd only be required 10 hours a week actually instruction.  That seems so far fetched to me, but with one on one attention, this is the projected time span.

It'll be interesting to see how this goes, what she learns, how she's does and whether she still triggers with schoolwork.

Through the end of this week, she'll do what she can at home on her own and next week, the teacher will start coming here in the afternoons to do official instruction.

I now understand why home schooling seems so easy when watching others do it.  I don't think she could handle that permanently, but it is a nice solution while she heals.

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