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i want to homeschool my childern until 6th grad do you think thats crazy and that they will be to shocked to enter "normal" school. i personally think if i go past 6th grade i will be teaching them what i would be learning . like id be learning along with them. dh wants me to do it till 5th rade put the in "normal" at 6th to et them used to school before high school what do you think is it an all or nothing situation?
 

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Do you feel there is a problem with you learning along with them? I'm sure there will probably be plenty of opportunities you will be learning along with them on some things before 6th grade. I'm no expert or experienced person but from what i've read/heard, learning along with the kids isn't a problem and most kids will eventually start to self-teach, you can find othe rmoms experienced with certain topics to help you, hire a tutor, etc.<br><br>
Anyway - not the answer you're looking for (sorry!) but if the only reason you want to stick them in school at that point is because you'll be learning with them, there ar eother options so you can keep 'em home. Personally I hope we can school them through highschool and I know there will be plenty I'll be learning wiht them - and i'm excited about it!
 

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What's wrong with learning with them? I learn with my 8yo all the time. My school didn't cover history in a progressive manner, and teaching it to him means finding out a lot more than I expected. The same with science, yoga, cooking, and everything else except the basics like reading and math - and even math I will be learning with him by jr. high if he stays at the same pace.<br><br>
I think kids can go back into the school system at any grade, but I wouldn't let that one reason hold you back from thinking that you can't do it during the teen years.
 

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I don't necessarily think it's crazy but I do look at it the same way I looked at extended nursing-as long as it's working for everyone, why stop now?<br><br>
My kids are in 1st, 4th and 6th grades and I can't *tell* you how much I have learned (or in some cases re-learned) by teaching them!
 

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I agree with the previous post (sorry, don't feel like hunting for the emoticon). Just take it one year at a time.<br><br>
As for learning with them, my daughter is just starting second grade and there's already stuff I've learned from doing schoolwork with her. I think that's one of the coolest things about homeschooling her -- that I get to learn cool stuff, too.<br><br>
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I expect that by high school age, my children will be taking many classes at the local community college.<br><br>
Even taking every single class at at a community college, such that it looks just like a regular ps line-up, I'd much rather they go the cc route. I had an overwhelmingly positive ps experience, but I thought the rules and hassles with taking which classes when, were too much of a pia. Needing permission to take chemistry, because it's a year earlier than usual? Taking a full year of typing, because...why again? Seriously, 1/2 a year is more than sufficient.<br><br>
I just don't want the headache of scheduling classes with the restrictions that the schools I'm used to, insist on imposing.
 

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Not only take it one year at a time, but also, kids are not empty vessels waiting to have information poured into them from someone who knows more than they do. Kids develop their own interests as they get older and can even take personal responsibility for their learning.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Not only take it one year at a time, but also, kids are not empty vessels waiting to have information poured into them from someone who knows more than they do. Kids develop their own interests as they get older and can even take personal responsibility for their learning.</div>
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<span><i>Absolutely!</i><br><br>
And even if it's not just their own interests they're pursuing, they still don't need an adult to teach them - there are wonderful materials available for independent learning.<br><br>
Also, one of the funner things about homeschooling is learning right alongside your children. I know one mom who was devastated when her son decided he wanted to go back to school for 8th grade, because she was having so much fun learning with him. She really had some adjustments to make once he was back at school.<br><br>
Homeschooling is something you can't really make long term decisions about way ahead of time, by the way - because things are usually different in one way or another than you imagine they'll be. I think that once you begin homeschooling, and get a little ways into it, you'll be perfectly happy to just keep going. <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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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: to everyone. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
My absolute favorite part of homeschooling/unschooling is learning along <i>with</i> my son (9.5). Before he became interested in them, I knew very little about many of the things he's most passionate about: Greek mythology and history, Japanese animation, fantasy literature, ancient Egypt, computer graphics, etc. My not knowing, though, hasn't prevented us from delving in and immersing ourselves in whatever comes our way.<br><br>
I love not knowing. It means we get to figure it out together! What fun!
 
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