Oh, sometimes it's so difficult to create a subject line!
I have a bicultural, fully bilingual-with-four-other-languages-learned-along-the-way 7th grade daughter who: gets ridiculously excited about science, robotics, rocketry, the universe; who is an excellent artist (drawing); who has read every book every English teacher tries to propose to her; who is an incredibly poetic and insightful writer (teachers say she's TAG; I most definitely could not write like she does at age 12); who does well in math (As) if given lots of support; and who obviously picks up languages quite easily, German being her absolute favorite (would be in her third year).
We just moved to the UK. She did not get into any of the schools we chose (mainly ones with German classes or international curriculum). She is currently at an average British school (the whole system works differently here and it would take too long to explain, but basically you don't just go to the nearest school) with pretty much zero guidance as it's a big school. She had 9 children in her grade last year at a school that felt like a big family. Besides, she is struggling to understand the system, to understand the British accents of her teachers, to make friends (none so far), and to get interested, as she finds everything easy.
She is miserable.
I unschooled her in grade 4, and while the results were wonderful, she felt strongly that she wanted more structure.
I would like to take her out of this school and homeschool her before she is permanently scarred by this traumatic move.
More info: I am considering a Waldorf curriculum (we are no TV, have had a nature table in our home for years, have done much of the rhythm and celebrations, but have never lived near a Waldorf school). All I have to do here in the UK is show that I am providing an education. She was in international or French schools until now. It's okay if the curriculum comes from the US; anyway, the French and British don't seem to sell any. Well, the French govt does but my child hates it.
What scares me about purchasing a set curriculum is mainly the literature part as she has often read many of the books suggested. But I really would like something structured (not something I throw together).
Does anyone know of a great curriculum that would fit this child? Does anyone know of a good homeschooling German program?