Home School: The Choice for Me

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

When I am out with my school aged children during traditional school time, the question they get asked the most is, “Why aren’t you in school?”  My children have been asked this so many times, it’s not even unusual for them anymore.  In fact, they usually smile when they answer because they know they are special.

For me, home schooling is a choice I have yet to regret.  My oldest child showed excitement for learning at a very young age.  She knew all her letters and numbers before she was 3 and was reading at age 4.  I knew that if I put her into public school, that she would be bored.  I found I enjoyed it so much, that I kept it up for all my children.

I did a lot of research and there are all sorts of curriculums out there to choose from.  I found one that worked for me.  Calvert School has home schooling courses in every elementary grade level.  There are lots of add ons, such as foreign languages, art, and music.  The math is separate so if your child is above or below average, you can cater to that. 

Calvert makes home schooling as smooth as can be for the parent/teacher.  The teacher manual is set up so you can just sit down at the beginning of school time and start teaching.  There is not a whole lot of “night before” prep time.  It covers all the bases so you know you won’t be leaving out any major part of a well rounded education. 

If you still feel inadequate in your teaching abilities, they have an advisory teaching service.  You send in the specified assignments, and the provided tests, and they will grade them and send back any feedback to help your child excel.  They are a partner to help you in your home schooling needs. 

Home schooling isn’t for everyone. But it was the right choice for my family.   




© 2009 Samantha Clark - Home School: The Choice for Me

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Yes Fran, My lovely wife did give me a couple days off so I could finish my continuing education. I do have to admit it was a little weird not being on Activerain for a couple days. Felt like I was missing something!

Samantha - I LOVE YOU and thanks for making my kids smarter than me!

March 28, 2009 04:51 AM
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Margaret Oscilia
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Samantha -- What a valuable gift you are giving your children!  My daughter wanted to leave private school and be home schooled when she was in high school.  It wasn't something I had planned to do, but it was the most important thing I ever did for her future.  Good for you and great for your kids!

March 28, 2009 05:56 PM
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Corey & Erika Kahler
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As a fellow homeschooler, I so appreciate the tip.  I really like Sonlight, but I'll definitely check our Calvert!

March 30, 2009 11:55 PM
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Margaret - Wow, how unusual that a high school student would want that.  But I commend you for making it work.  Congratulations!

Corey - Its been a few years since I've looked at all the curriculums out there, it may be time to see what else is out there.  Thanks!

March 31, 2009 12:51 AM
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Kathleen Frawley
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Great post, my son is fast approaching 3, and the whole public school thing is weighing heavy on my mind.  He is like a little sponge, soaking up everything around him. I don't want him to have misguided values, or be in a place where he's not allowed to pray, but I'm not sure if I could teach him at home.

Super kudo's to you.

May 29, 2009 10:38 AM
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