For the past 6 months my husband and I have been toying with the idea of homeschooling our older boys. Since moving to San Antonio we have seen our boys’ love and enthusiasm for school diminish. I could go on and on with the struggles we’ve had with our neighborhood school but the bottom line is that we can’t just complain and fight with the school over every thing we disagree about. Instead we have to take the bull by the horns, sort to speak, to take a step in a different direction to ensure our boys get the education they deserve.
We toured several local charter schools as options for next school year. We put the boys’ names in the lottery at every single charter school we toured. My second son got pulled for every lottery HOWEVER my oldest didn’t get pulled for any. See it seems there is an over abundance of kids in his grade in San Antonio (our neighborhood school didn’t even have spot for us for almost 3 weeks when we moved here) so therefore there weren’t many open spots in 3rd grade for next school year at the charter schools. We chose the charter school that we fell fit our wants and needs the most for our second son, then signed a commitment letter.
This leaves our oldest without a school. Sooooo, I am taking a huge leap of faith to home school him next year.
I love my oldest to pieces but he is so much like me that I am concerned with how well he and I will work together. I’m sure we’ll find our groove eventually. This is one of the scariest things I have done. I must admit that I am worried he won’t learn as much as he needs to during the year. I’m sure I am just being hard on myself but this is my sons education and I want to make sure I am teaching him all that I need to and more.
With all that said I will be spending the next few weeks looking over different curriculums and researching exactly what I need/want to do for my son next year as his new teacher… and as he pointed out, his Principal, music teacher, art teacher, and PE coach!! Oy vey, that is a lot of hats I am going to be wearing in addition to what I already wear! 😉
Do you home school? If not, is it something you have considered doing for you children? Any words of advice for me??
**If you are looking for public charter school options in the San Antonio area I highly suggest checking out San Antonio Charter Moms! I found all the information I needed and more about area charter school options. Being new to SA I never would have known public charter schools existed here had I not stumbled upon this great blog!