When Kaiden was two, I joked about home schooling him. The schools in our area were dreadful. So bad that we received a letter for our oldest telling us that her school had failed its report card, and that we had the choice to transfer her to another school in the district. However, all the other schools had failed theirs as well.
Now a year and a half later, Kaiden will be starting a gifted reading program. He went from a Kindergarten level to a Fourth grade level in a year and a half.
He is going into third grade, but he is in an accelerated fourth grade math program.
This program has been a godsend for us. Columbia Virtual Academy, the options we have for our kids education is just phenomenal.
So we turned our dining room into a school room and never looked back.
I'm not saying that home schooling four (sometimes six) kids is easy. But it's a decision we didn't make lightly and it's worth it to us. And we have moments like this:
And we get to do fun experiments all the time.
I get to see that "aha" moment when they understand something. I get to learn how their brains work and it is so amazing.
Quote of the day:
"STOP LICKING ME!" Said to the almost 13 yr old...