I can’t believe I’m about to type this but…I’m going to homeschool T this year. With the move and the pandemic I have debated what would be best for him. I’ve got a list of pros and cons for all situations. I’ve wrestled with the decision but ultimately it comes down to 1) I’m in a high risk category and 2) I don’t want to be responsible for killing a teacher. Some of my best friends are teachers. I respect the profession and I’m praying for all of you!
I have a good friend who has homeschooled her 10 kids and no, that’s not a typo. 10 of those little buggers. If she can organize school for 10 then I can certainly do it for 1. She gave me great guidance and advice. The bonus I can see is that I will get to learn too. I can teach Utah history like a mad woman but I know zero zilch about Colorado. It will give us an opportunity to make memories and have adventures in our new home state.
I only have a concern about Math, we all hate math. But my friend taught me about Beast Academy and we are going to use that platform to help us overcome our dread of math.
School this year felt like such a massive decision. Remember when it was just who your teacher was going to be and if your best friend was in the class. Well, this year it felt like a judgmental process to send your kid to school, do online school, do private school or homeschool. I chose what was best for T. Last year was such a struggle. I refuse to do that again.
Whatever choice everyone ulimately makes, lets be understanding of each other. If we need to do a co-op school on zoom; let’s be open to it. If any of my friends are struggling, just know that this momma sees you and will help in whatever way I can. I’ll be in a foreign state without a support group myself so I’m hoping I find some like minded people. But be prepared to talk me off a ledge long distance.
Wish me luck, this is the first of many new adventures taking place in Colorado.