Showing posts with label Home School Books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Home School Books. Show all posts

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Home Schooling - Just A Thought

In the beginning of this year, I was looking into homeschooling, I thought it would be a better option, but the only reason I never did it was because I didn't know what lay in store for me, work wise.  I did not want to make a commitment like that and then have to pull out half way through.

As the year progressed the subject kept popping up and along the way I met a few of my "old" friends (not giving anything away here, lol.) that have done home schooling.  It seems like in South Africa it is getting more popular.

Then I think to myself, can I or will I be able to teach my child? How hard can it be? Its not like there are 26 kids in front of you! You only have to teach your kids, in my case my kid.
Hats off to all the teachers out there because this is really where you take into account what a teacher has to go through.

I have researched a bit on the subject to.  In South Africa it is totally free and legal to home school your child, all you have to do is register your child with the Educational Department. Then after you have done that, you have to look into some programs that supply home school material. I found some good ones too, close to my area but quite pricey. That,I think is just because they are big name brands and they start from Grade R all the way to Grade 9.  If I was to put together workbooks, for each grade I am sure I will not charge those prices. (By the way, that IS in the pipeline - nudge nudge wink wink)

During my research and digging - and there is so much info out there on the subject! I came across this book written by Tina Razzell - I will tell you in a minute.  Now Tina has been homeschooling for fifteen years, can you imagine that, wow.  She has four kids and three of them are boys.  This is the type of lady I would love to sit down and chat to, can you imagine her stories.

Her book is called Homeschooling Boys. I think its classic and right up my alley. Here it is:

I thought I would share it with you and I will be writing more on the home schooling topic, sharing what I have learnt and uncovered.

Let me know your thoughts on home schooling.  What I would really like to know about are your draw backs or sacrifices you have made in order to home school and also what are the rewards because I can think of some but im sure I am missing a lot. If I dive in right now and decide to do home schooling - what am I really getting myself into?

Till next time guys and gals.