I'm on mat leave and never meant to do public schooling with my son, life circumstances have just kind of required it. He's a bright boy who HATES school and has never had much success there (bored, behavioural stuff followed by ridiculous punishments, mid-to-low grades).
ANywhoo, when I go back to work in September 2013, he will likely have to return to public school (DH says a definite "yes" and I say "we'll see"...if he's super successful learning at home and it's a positive life-change, I say let's find a way to make it work!) So, this may be a temporary arrangement.
Part of DH"s agreement to "let" me homeschool is that he'd like us to keep on schedule with the public school and actually have lesson plans to keep us focussed (he knows me to well...I can be rather wishy-washy, experiential-learning based, some days will be rich, others will be lazy- that's how I work). I'm actually a public school teacher, so that's easy enough for me, but I definitely don't want to make this a power struggle between me and DS, I want to be able to re-ignite his own passion for learning which was SOOoooo strong before going to school and "having" to learn boring stuff he already knows.
All that to say, I could use some guidance in getting started. Should I pick a philosophy and routine and not vere too far from a public-school kind of day or just go with the flow acknowledging I have the skills and resources to use his interests as a launch into deeper learning? Are there good links on just HOW to start homeschooling, what somre guidelines or routines might be (I can tell you right now we'll have to have a "no screens until after 2:00" rule....any others?)
Thanks for any guidance/advice/info!!