Sunday, March 20, 2011

Home schooling: week 3

Highlights include making maps of the neighborhood, tracing and filling in maps of the Ancient World, biking to the zoo, Blue Planet, learning how to divide fractions, and not having to take the PSSAs!

An unexpected benefit of home schooling has emerged: now that there's no longer any friction between them during the school day, she's getting along better with her best friend from school. This is one of several ways in which home schooling has actually improved her social life.


Happy Elf Mom said...

How's YOUR social life going now that you homeschool? Has it changed much?

Laura said...

I had to go back and read what happened... However, congratulations and best of luck on the decision to homeschool your daughter! She's at about the same age as when I pulled my DD out of school to homeschool her. It's tough, but definitely worth it.

Your book and blog have been such an inspiration to me - I hope, a little cheering on will help you.

Katharine Beals said...

Thanks Happy Elf Mom and Laura for your support! My social life is fine (except for some additional time constraints). But I've lived in this neighborhood a long time. A neighborhood school is certainly, potentially, a big part of the social fabric, and it's a shame when it's not one that neighborhood people--at least some of them--aren't comfortable sending their kids to.