Hello from The 4 Brothers Ranch! Our family has a lot going on and a couple blogs in order to keep things organized. You can find all our homeschooling stuff here! Annissa's regular everyday blog is called A PAGE IN MY BOOK and also there is a blog to update the kids medical issues at MY UNIQUE FLOWERS. Please check those out too!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Choices ...

We're making hard choices today, and I am pretty sure what I will be doing.

Pulling my 13 year old out of school, and homeschooling him.

It's a choice I have been wrestling with for years. Ever since he was little and out of pre-school, I knew he wouldn't *thrive* in public school... my getting notice that he's failing almost all (5 out of 8 classes) was the last straw.

Add into the equation constant bullying and various other issues.

We're going to give it next year (8th Grade) and go from there.

I am also homeschooling my 7 year old this summer to try to get him to "catch up" to his peers. He is a social butterfly and I think he does very well in public school. For now anyway.

However - I totally have a plan in my head for my 7 year old, I have NO CLUE where to start for my 13 year old.


Jen said...

{{{hugs}}} I know it can't be an easy decision, choosing to homeschool. I have similar things going on with Savannah, not as severe but I can sorta relate to what you're going through. :( Love you!!

Jen said...

you gotta do whats best for the kid.

Susan said...

My older kids have heard jr. high stories from their college classmates. They said they're glad they missed all those jr. high bullying experiences.

Best wishes on your new adventures!


I love homeschooling, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do, Congratulations on such a great choice!!