Here’s my confession: we home-school part time.
Because when you cross over from the full-time home school community you can get persnickety looks and maybe hear a snigger of “we are real home schoolers”. Not from everyone, but some.
I know I shouldn’t mind what others say, but I do sometimes. I’m human.
What is part-time home school anyway?
It means we are fortunate enough have a school where my boys can go two days a week. It’s built on the classical model and is part of the public school system. But most of the teachers are Christians and I’ve been assured by the founder that they will not teach evolution or other issues that a Christian mother would question. Of course, I keep my eyes and ears open, just in case.
Some people will say I’m making a bad decision. Some because they think full-time homes chool is the way to go. Others because I’m not putting the kids in school full-time.
I’m never quite sure what to do. What IS best?
I’m usually sure I want my boys home at least part-time. I rarely think about sending them to school full-time.
Some days I wake up and wonder if I’ll regret not keeping them home every day.
Some days I don’t.
I found this curriculum, My Father’s World. And I dream of using it with my boys. But it is for full-time homeschoolers. Which I’m not. Right now.
Maybe next year we’ll change our minds. Maybe next year we’ll re-evaluate.
This year I’m having a baby and my kids really want to go to school and I don’t want to stand in their way.