Changes, changes

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  1. Tap dancin mama

    Tap dancin mama Amity's Focus Member

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    So I'm pretty sure I will be continuing to homeschool the kids next year. We had planned to send them to a part-time private school, but some things have changed. DH was fine with them being home another year but he did ask me to do something different and go with a new ISP or charter homeschool program.

    Sooo I chose a new charter school and the kids will be taking classes at their learning center. Bryce 2 days a week, and Marlie and Blake only one day per week. I'm a little nervous about the whole being accountable to an EF (educational facilitator) instead of accountable to myself, for the work they've completed. I'm planning to hire a babysitter to watch Blake on Wednesday mornings, so Mason and I can have some time out by ourselves to run errands and play. I'm also getting a housecleaner so that I can stay focused on the kids and not feel completely overwhelmed by the house.

    I hope this works (babysitter and housecleaner), otherwise dh is going to insist that the kids go to full-time school. It's just so hard for me to school 3 older kids and have a toddler. We seriously have had the worst school year ever. Hopefully this will help and i can feel like I'm back on top of the homeschooling again.

    Now I need to figure out History and Science for an 8th grader, 5th grader and 2nd grader. I have most everything else figured out already.
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    Good luck! i know it's challenging to have a toddler needing so much attention while you have other things you need to do. It sounds like a pretty good plan to hire a little help. A little help goes a long way, LOL.
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    hope it all works out ~ best of luck! :hug:
  4. emmas~clogs

    emmas~clogs meanie mommy ;)

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    You also moved this year didn't you? Don't be too hard on yourself!

    It is hard with older and younger kids. I'm sending my 13yo to a new full time charter school this year for 9th grade. I'll still have a 9yo, 5yo and baby at home.

    We have an EF ( but we call it ES -educational specialist) and she is wonderful. I hope you get a good one, too. That will make all the difference.
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    The one thing I loved about our charter school was the learning center and the classes. The one thing I didn't like was the having to use ONE curriculum - rather than something that would work for each kid. And the paperwork... I seriously felt like an administrator rather than a teacher. Part of that was the curriculum, though (K12).

    Good luck. I think the idea of a housekeeper is a wonderful idea. I may follow suite, too. ;)
  6. Tap dancin mama

    Tap dancin mama Amity's Focus Member

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    Yes we did move this year, and remodeled! Next year when Bryce is 13 he is going to full-time high school. I already have that worked out, LOL! I'm requesting an EF that my friend uses. We get a long really well, so I'm hoping that since my friend and I have similar teaching styles that it will be a good fit for me too!

    Our charter school will buy us to use pretty much any curriculum that isn't religious. If I want a religious curriculum, I just have to buy it myself. So we aren't locked into one curriculum. I feel you on the paperwork! Just grading math for 3 kids is a PITB, much less anything else!! I'm not thrilled with the housekeeper idea. I don't like feeling like I can't take care of my own house, but something has to give.

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