My daughter is starting in 4th grade at a local charter school. She is so thrilled! I have mixed emotions. I look forward to PTO stuff and volunteering and more time to work (I'm a single mom now). She was getting VERY hard to teach at home and it was a struggle just to get her to listen to me. I am also attending college part-time and working part-time a couple of jobs from home so there is limited time to sit and bicker with her about sitting down and learning at the time of day I needed her to, so that stress will be alleviated some (until homework rolls around). She is also very smart, learned well on her own and did well with unstructured time, so I do worry that school will be tough on her in that regard because there will be a rigid schedule to follow each day, which she needs but I worry that it will stress her out. :(
I hope she does well academic-wise because I just can't handle home schooling her personality type again in the future, it's gotten harder as she has gotten older. She is nothing like her older brother was at her age, he was easy. She did meet one other girl when taking placement tests last month that is going from home school to 4th grade along with her, so that was nice. Just curious if any others are sending their kids to school or back to school this year!