X-posted in Learning at Home and Beyond
Ds is in 2nd grade and is in the school's GT program. The program is just not nearly enough. We have seen our son go from a passionate learner to a student that just seems to float around school, barely noticing that there is anything academic going on there. He is loosing his interest in learning, big time. I know that there are bound to be phases and ups and downs but this has progressivly gotten worse.
But this isn't a question of whether or not we should homeschool him. We are starting next year.
What I'm wondering is:
From those who have made this transition, what can I do to get him back into the old swing of things? I know that it will need to be a gradual process to reaclimate him back into his own individual mind, out of the go-with-the-group mentality. How to best go about this?
BTW, we are not planning on going with a set cirriculum. Pretty eclectic and somewhat unschool-y.
Maybe someone can talk to me about this de-schooling idea?