Today, I’ve been resisting the urge to blog, since it’s the end of January in MN, which for those folks who aren’t in the know, means it’s cold, dreary and without enough light. This means I’m a little grouchy even on a good day.
With that as my disclaimer, I am launching in to a complaint session about our education system. I watched the documentary “Waiting for Superman” the other night (again) and while I realize, as with any documentary, there are always critics, and others crying foul as in here. I am not informed to launch an all out debate about the merits on any one movie. My point simply here is that there many things portrayed in this movie that ring a little too true to my life experience, and that frustrates me. Continue reading
As I mentioned in the last post we’ve embarked on a search to see what else is out there in education land. We’ve applied to many pretty much all the secular private schools in our immediate area and while most are more a year than my freshman college year, I’m determined to apply for financial aid, and press on. Continue reading
Excuse us for the long absence. We’ve had a lot going on, and a lot more to think about. I’m beginning to feel that maybe homeschooling isn’t for us. I love the idea of homeschooling, I love her curriculum, I love seeing her passion and knowing that she’s truly understanding and grasping concepts.
However, as a realistic parent, I can tell that working full-time from home and trying to do school with her full-time is not a sustainable model, for either of us. Continue reading
I can’t believe we are already done with Winter Break. This year has passed much faster in many ways than I expected. I assumed that it would seem slower instead it has just been very intense and very fast. It has definitely been a lot of work, much more than I can even articulate, but it’s been good work. I can actually look back and measure my daughter’s progress. I can tell she’s learning. I can actually watch her learn, and that in itself is wonderous. Continue reading