Category Archives: Georgia Homeschooling Information & Updates
In my years as a classroom teacher, I witnessed children of every age sit at the end of their seat filled with excitement when I pulled out Hands-on learning materials.
It didn’t matter if the level was kindergarten students or sixth graders, if there was something they could see, touch, or play with learning the content became so much easier.
You have your homeschool plans all laid out. You know what they day will entail, and are ready to go. And then…. life happens.
- Family emergency
- Kids get sick
- Power goes out
- Water leak
- Roof leak
- Heat pump goes kaput
- Mom gets sick
You know… life. When life happens school oftentimes still needs to go on. But how? Most if not all of these require attention from mom. They require us to rearrange our days and our schedules. They are genuine reasons to STOP homeschooling for the day.
“Aren’t you worried that you are keeping him from really getting the help he needs?”
“You don’t want your son to miss out on the professional help the school system provides.”
“How can you possibly think that you are more qualified than someone who has been trained to help with autism and dyslexia?”
The alarm goes off at 5:15 am. Within minutes I’m up and working as a VA. A few hours later the kids begin to roll out of bed and I start hearing the word “mom”. Breakfast needs to be made, and chores need managed. Before too long I’m gathering up the kids for school time. Hours later more food needs cooked and served, followed by more time teaching.
The past few weeks we have been taking a look at homeschooling middle school. Check out part one and part two to see topics discussed thus far. As we shared, homeschooling middle school is a time of transition for the homeschool mom and the student. It is a time of more responsibility, fewer hands on cutesy stuff, and more independent learning. This week we are going to continue discussing what to teach in middle school.