Homeschooling/Brick & Mortar
I have homeschooled for 20 years. I have graduated 4 children from homeschooling. I have learned a lot about myself and grown with my children. Homeschooling for us was a lifestyle. We are always learning as a family.
Brick & Mortar
I have had some of our children in private & public school. I actually taught 1 year at a private school while 7 of our children attended. I enjoy many things about brick and mortar schools.
5 Likes and 5 Dislikes for homeschool and brick & mortar
LIKES FOR HOMESCHOOL
- The growth in my relationship with our children.
- Can spend more quality teaching time one on one.
- You are in control of your children's environment.
- Don't have to be rushed in learning, especially math.
- Homeschooling becomes a lifestyle that all family members benefit from.
DISLIKES FOR HOMESCHOOL
- It takes time for planning.
- I can often feel overwhelmed quickly if I am handling daily life interruptions like handling finances or a car breaking down etc.
- The thoughts that can creep in, such as, I am not doing enough or they are not learning enough or thinking they will be behind.
- Do I have what it takes to teach our children because I am not good in math?
- The neighbors sometimes want to be nosy.
Likes for Brick & Mortar
- It is a set schedule everyday.
- I like uniforms ( I have only attended schools that have uniforms).
- Do more field trips.
- Offer more electives than I had time for like Art and Spanish.
- Learn what it is like to get along with difficult classmates.
Dislikes for Brick & Mortar
- Crowd control in large classrooms.
- The misbehaving child always gets the attention even if it is negative.
- The children that behave usually don't get a reward or recognized.
- Can teach children that grades are the most important.
- I don't have control over the classroom or what is being said from other children.
You can listen to the podcast Ellen Mongan and I did called 'Getting Ready for School' just click on the link below.
"Families that work together stay together" Michael & Debbie Pearl
omeschool or Not
Schooling at home has actually been a lifestyle for our family. It was a calling for our family. However, there were times in our journey that it was too overwhelming for my mind to handle and the Lord always made a way for us. You have to choose what works best for your family. Here are five steps I took to asses our situation.
- Make a list of what is overwhelming.
- Evaluate the list for what is in your control and not in your control.
- Talk your concerns over with hubby.
- Go with peace.
Psalm 27:7 "Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud: be gracious to me and answer me! "