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maherwoman
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Joined: 18 Oct 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:44 pm    Post subject: Hello from Southern California Reply with quote

Hey guys!

I literally just registered on the site, as I plan on starting homeschooling with my daughter within the next week, and wanted to find a site that I could find support from other parents, potentially creative project advice on things to do for fun with her for school, etc.

My husband and I recently decided to give homeschooling a shot because I'm always so involved in her education, we felt it was silly to pay so much tuition a month for her schooling for something I could just be doing here at home for much less. Not only that, but we put her in various private schools thinking she would be able to excel at her own rate, but found that even at private schools that just was not the case. She's six, and has been ready for months to graduate to the second grade, but we constantly meet with resistance. She's got such a huge drive to learn and move on up the gradient of learning...it was being held back by teacher's opinions. She started to get quite bored at school, having to learn things that were way below her level of understanding. Very frustrating.

So, I'm excited to start her on our homeschooling program, and have even found a great group to do it through, so we're all three very excited (we have just our one girl) about the future and what opportunities homeschooling will offer. We never had the ability, financially, to offer her dance lessons, or anything extracurricular when she was in private school, because the tuition took up any possible money we could have used for it. Now that we're homeschooling, we'll have the money to offer her soccer, dance, etc. Whatever she wants! Smile

So, that's pretty much my story. I didn't start homeschooling because of any particular religious reason, though I do have a particular dislike for public school's set standards of what a six year old should be learning (as far as my daughter being so far advanced in such things), so she's never been enrolled in public school. It would just frustrate her to no end (not to mention how much it would frustrate me and her dad!).

I'm eager to get searching around on the site for fun ideas, so off I go!!

Look forward to chatting it up with all you parents! I'm sure I'll have a nice time on the site. Smile

See ya around!
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Lenethren
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome! I just began homeschooling my boys at the beginning of September. You are starting an amazing journey!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the welcomes, guys! Smile
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