Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Reconsidering homeschooling

We went on another preschool tour yesterday. Got pretty drenched just walking to the front door, it poured all day long. I really want to like one of these places, but I just don't feel like any of them are good enough for my son. Maybe that sounds snotty of me, but I don't think I could send him anywhere that wasn't 100% perfect for him right now. Maybe it is a first-born thing, I don't know.

Anyhow, this particular program was at the Jewish Temple, so a big bonus would be that he wouldn't come home singing "Jesus Loves Me." (Not that there is anything wrong with that, if you are Christian, which we are not) But, I still didn't have the "this is it" feeling. There aren't a ton of other options for us either. So, I guess I'm back to not sending him anywhere and just keeping him home.

I think my biggest concern right now is writing skills. Ephram only recently started drawing (previously he refused), and his grip on his writing utensil leaves something to be desired. I believe a lot in the Waldorf approach, but I also think that we have to make a little progress on things like this. Not sure where to start with the whole homeschooling thing and the thought of homeschooling makes me feel a bit overwhelmed. Not sure where to start in educating myself.

I don't think we're going to stay here in SC for the long term, so my thought is that I would homeschool him only until we move somewhere closer to a desirable school.

1 comment:

  1. it is funny the first kid I very reluctantly sent to preschool and the second kid I was ready to drop off at the parking lot and then flee.
    With Marcus I never had the "this is it" feeling with a school. I picked the school I liked the best with the feeling that I could pull him out if it didn't work out. It was only 2 days a week for 2.5 hours. Surprisingly, he loved it and it gave me some time to spend with the younger one.

    I also looked at a preschool co-op and loved it. The parents were highly involved and the school had an environmental-green theme. Loved it except for the fact it was far.