Monday, March 17, 2014

Homeschool Monday

Since homeschooling my daughter takes up so much of my time, I've decided to incorporate it into my blogging cyber life.  So every Monday I hope to share with you homeschooling tips, stories, and even some of Hannah's work.
Now you may be wondering why I, and many others, choose to homeschool.
My first reason is safety, because, no matter how many metal detectors and campus guards they place in every school, most of the violence and abuse comes from within the school.  From teachers, coaches, and other students.  Now I am NOT saying that every teacher, coach, or student, is violent, but it only takes one, and I won't have that one be my child.  We have dealt with bullies in grade school, and chose to homeschool for one year.  When Hannah moved up to middle school it was worse, after only 1 year, she asked us to homeschool her again.  And we were more than happy to oblige.  
There are several other reasons we chose to homeschool, one being the lack of "good" curriculum in the public schools.  They (most) schools no longer teach cursive or American History, and children are taught to memorize words but not taught phonics.  The new math?  Forget it!  And don't even get me started on Common Core. lol

OK, enough of my ranting, now on to some fun stuff.  Today we are studying the American Revolution, and what's better way than with a movie.  Hannah has been glued to the tv for the last few hours watching Mel Gibson in "The Patriot".   What an amazing movie, and to know what our forefathers went through so we may have freedom today humbles me.

So, do you homeschool?  Why or why not?  I would love to hear from you.
Be blessed,
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