My kids are in K and 3rd. I homeschooled the older one for the second half of 2nd grade. Then I put her back in our local PS for 3rd grade (she did 1st and part of 2nd there), and put the younger one in K.
They are doing... ok. But not great. They say they are bored - work is too easy, but the older one also says that some of the work is "hard", too. I think they really just need to learn at their own pace. I'm also not thrilled with some of the things they have picked up at school, social-wise.
OTOH, a lot of the staff at the school are really nice and I like them. I got involved in the PTA to get more of an inside look at the school. Some of the folks are nice. There are a few "drama" situations as well. That have exhausted me...
I want to just pull the kids out for this coming semester and homeschool them again. But I'm hesitating because well... I'm embarrassed to say this, but because I like a lot of the staff, it feels like it will be hard to say, "You are nice and all, but your school is not working for my kids." Seems like a slap in the face.
Also, I live in a small community, and I'll see many of these people out and about. I don't want it to be awkward. I don't think the school is really all that bad - in fact, it's pretty good and considered one of the best PS in our area. But it's just not working for my kids. KWIM?
What can I say to these staff people if I pull out my kids and they ask me why I did that?