Dd had 2 good teachers for k & 1st grades. I was happy with public school.
Then, dd had her grade 2teacher. Long story short, we are stressed, and I end up teaching dd every night, sometimes for 2 hours.
I thought... Hey, I already AM homeschooling.
So, I started looking into hs more. Joined a group. Told people we were planning to h in the fall. Did I believe it? Ehhh... Not really. But the more I said, we are hs in the fall, well, the more I believed it!!!!
Recently, I've been really talking to dh about hs, and my dd had several days off from public school for snow. We did her scout badge work that bhad been forgotten with her school hw, and some Sunday school hw, too. I saw what hs could be, learning in an environment that suits dd, etc....
I have also broken down my curriculum into more manageable pieces. I feel OK teaching history myself, and she wants ton take violin, so that's music. We are going to also do a Spanish program. The 3 subjects I don't want to do myself are language arts, math & science. So I will be buying 3 subject programs (son light, mfw, whatever)
I feel great, a lot of my stress is gone, and I'm eager for school to be finishes so we can truly start hs!!
Has this been anyone else's journey? Very timid & unsure to finally deciding to do it?