I am interested in part-time homeschooling in kentucky.
my DD will be in 2nd grade, and the past two years I have found that there are some things i like about school & others i dont.
example: dd is in speech therapy. public school speech therapy is done in a group, where dd gets approximately 5 minutes of 1 on 1 time each session. I waited for 6 months to get DD into speech, followed all of the school rules, and dd ended up getting a crappy 5 min session. 2x a week! So I take her out of school 2x a week now to do a private speech therapy for an hour. SO much happier with that.
I would really like to do the same thing with other classes, too. DD isnt happy with her gym classes, and I think we could skip guy to let her go to athletic classes she enjoys (gymnastics, ballet, swimming). She also wants to take violin lessons, private art classes... You get the picture. She has a lot of interestes that are covered in school, but not tailored to her. I would like to basically take her out at noon (lunch time) and be able to tailor the rest of the day to her... instead of gym where they just run laps, have her in her gymnastics or ballet classes. Instead of music where 25 kids take a turn on an instrument, have a 30 minute private violin lesson for her...
Ive tried to do this in addition to her regular school day. She is currently enrolled in 2 athletic classes, 1 religion, 2 speech therapy, and art after school/ weekends. Its TOO MUCH in addition to an 8 hr school day, and I would like to integrate these into her school day.
Is there any way I can do this??? DO some schools have 1/2 days for 2nd graders? I think this would be easier in middle school when kids change classes and are not with the same kids all the time (I could work with school and have math, english, science & history early, and she could lunch and periods 5 & 6 to take private music and gym w/o it being a big deal)
But Im worried that in elementary school she would feel bad skipping the last part of the day... w other kids oticing.