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DS is really excited about nursery school! but i am NOT excited about any of the schools in this area past pre-k! would it be strange to homeschool after sending him out to school, past pre-k? i have done tons of research, and we have a huge homeschool base around...all different types. i would just have to work hard to find one that i agree with in order to keep DS amongst lots of kids. he LOVES playinng and interacting with others!<br><br>
i had never planned on sending him to nursery school<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> it's one of those things you say BEFORE you kids, and don't realize that your little one will have his/her OWN ideas<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> .
 

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Check out the homeschool forum. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/forumdisplay.php?f=50" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...splay.php?f=50</a>
 

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I sent dd1 to 2 day preschool when she was 3 (2.5 hours long) and 3 day when she was 4 (same length of time). She is not going to kindergarten since it's full days. I'm undecided past that. So, no, it's not strange. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
(and yes, definitely check out the homeschool forum. Hi, Jenivere!)
 

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This is our situation with ds1. He's in preschool, which he loves and would be miserable without, and when preschool ends, we'll be homeschooling (as we currently are with dd1).
 

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I was friends with a girl in middle school whose parents decided to homeschool. They pulled her out in the middle of seventh grade.
 

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I think its a great idea either way!<br>
We homeschool our 5 year old son, we have never sent him to any "school" though. Have you tried to find an activity he can go to instead of the PK?<br>
Or a homeschool co-op? try finding your tribe on here and seeing if there are any local homeschooling mamas that can help you out!
 

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thanks all! i have posted in find your tribe...still waiting on responses. now i think i'll go take a look at the education link!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">: THANKS!!
 

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Well, even if you're sending him to pre-K, you'll still be homeschooling because he'll be learning at home as well as at school, right? I don't think "school" has to be an all-or-nothing thing, in that you either homeschool full time or you don't. Unfortunately, after pre-K there's little other choice (as a lot of K's and all upper grades are full day).<br><br>
Anyway, I think it's totally cool, and if it fits what's right for your child and his desires and abilities, than go for it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<span>I think a lot of people here had children in school before they decided to homeschool. Mine went to a fun non-academic preschool, two years of Waldorf kindergarten and then 1st grade in a little alternative school. There was no problem switching over to homeschooling - except for his needing lots of time to decompress and regain his self esteem as to how well he can learn on his own after a lot of stupid things that had gone on in the 1st grade. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Lillian</span>
 

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That's our plan. He went last year to a MDO program 2x per week. This year is 3x per week, and next year will be 5x per week. All days are 830 - 1130. We'll see how the 5x per week thing works, we may start HSing before that, or send him to the 5 day and then start HS. Either way, I have no plans for PS.
 

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My dd will be doing preschool 3 mornings a week starting in September. This was a marital compromise. It was really important to dh that she go to preschool - we compromised and she is going to the Waldorf preschool and she will be hs'ed for kindergarten on.
 

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Our son went to preschool for two years and we are homeschooling for kindergarten, starting this fall.
 

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Threads merged...<br><br>
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My oldest child went to nursery school when he was 3. It was a great experience, and he enjoyed it thoroughly.<br><br>
Honestly, if I could find a relaxed, play-based, 2-3 mornings/week program for my older kids, I'd have no qualms about sending them to such a school <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Rhys did preschool the year he was three. It was a co-op preschool and he enjoyed it well enough (and it was play based not set up to drill stuff into them IYKWIM)...but about 1/2 way through the year he ended up deciding he wasn't enjoying it as much. He finished out the year but it was a HUGE eye opener for me. He was in a really small class and his teacher was great (and thought he was great which is nice)...but there were also a bunch of stuff I didn't like that would be even more intensified in JK and SK. I have been thinking about sending Niamh this year since it was a good experience and I think she would like it (and getting some time out of her brother's shadow wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing)...but it cut into our schedule so much and I am not sure that I want to go there again (it was 2.5 hours a day twice a week).<br><br>
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I love preschool. My oldest went to a mothers day out program when she was 4 and she and I both really enjoyed the experience and would totally do it again. We have homeschooled ever since, my oldest is now 9 and in the 4th grade.
 
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