I dont care I consider this Homeschooling!

@Ithink (6891)
United States
August 24, 2017 6:46pm CST
So I have been researching homeschooling, on our own. I went to a board for PA as that is the state we are in, as PA is not home schooling friendly really and our school district definitely is not. Go there for some learning/research and get into it with some guy. I don't care what he says, yes we do Cyber by the one she goes to is 4 hours on line a week, the rest is up to me. She is home 24/7 so as far as I'm concerned she is homeschooled. He said we have it easy. No we don't! I think ours is harder as you have to follow them and if your child doesn't get something and you need to spend more time on it with him/her you are then getting behind. I have had to ask for an extension every year except this last one, but then we worked some on most weekends, to keep up. Anyways just needed to vent! Now to research it more tomorrow. Just to tired tonight.
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@NJChicaa (29975)
• United States
24 Aug
I feel sorry for your child that they have to spend that much time working on school work. Maybe you should leave it to the professionals?
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@Ithink (6891)
• United States
26 Aug
Professionals would have taught her to read at least some by 2nd grade and to spell. She is ADHD and if she so much as touched a wall or anything they would put her in a room and there she say. This happened even more then I had known. They never notified me half the times. It is hard but at least she is reading, spelling and getting A's and B's now instead of D's and F's and just being passed onto the next grade. Here she gets breaks too, there they don't. It is 8 hours long with 1/2 break for lunch and 15 for last I knew for recess there.
@NJChicaa (29975)
• United States
26 Aug
@Ithink Was she diagnosed and classified at that point? Did she have an IEP stating that you required notification for certain things and she needed frequent breaks? Was there an in-class support teacher or a pull-out resource room session for certain subjects like reading/spelling and math? Teachers aren't mind-readers and it is super important for the parents of children with special needs to really be proactive in investigating all options as to what is actually available to help support their child's learning. Sorry but I just think that 9 times out of 10 homeschooling isn't appropriate for the situation. (Disclaimer--I'm a public school teacher)
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@Ithink (6891)
• United States
26 Aug
@NJChicaa Nope the doctors said she is a normal child just lots of energy. I can get her to sit for hours and work with me. So no IEP except for speech. When I tried to talk to the school district they just wanted her on meds. Sorry that was not happening. I hate how the answer is always put them on medicine. There is no support teachers without the IEP stating she is ADHD and an IEP. Pull out resource room? If you mean throwing her into a room to sit yep and she was there a lot learning zip. Truthfully our school is not a good one. The town over has a great one from what I hear but we are here and not there. I did investigate and that is why I homeschool to support her learning as I stated straight A's and B's, reading almost on level and spelling now. Compared to the D's and F's and not learning a thing in that school.
@HazySue (17080)
• United States
25 Aug
There4 has to be a better4 way for them to get the education they need. I would try to talk to someone who is also involved in homeschooling and see if they know any better way.
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@Ithink (6891)
• United States
26 Aug
I have found no one in our school district that homeschools without cyber.
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@HazySue (17080)
• United States
26 Aug
@Ithink that's a shame. I hope you find a solution.
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@Ithink (6891)
• United States
27 Aug
@HazySue Had to edit that, I meant that homeschools without cyber around here as the school does not work with you at all.
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25 Aug
Maybe cyber school is not the right way for your kiddos? Have you tried doing it differently? Choose a curriculum, a few good books, and just go with your children's pace.
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@Ithink (6891)
• United States
26 Aug
That is what I want to do but in PA there is so much you have to do to do so. This state is not home schooling friendly. Our school district is even worse. Which is why everyone I have found around here that does "home schooling" does it thru cyber. I told hubby we need to move to another state! Just to get her out of public school I had to jump hoops and then they still wouldn't follow thru. I had to have pacyber contact them and notify them that she was no longer their student and was pacybers student now. Im going to keep researching thou.
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26 Aug
@Ithink that's what we did. We relocated to another country. I hope everything works out for you.
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@Ithink (6891)
• United States
27 Aug
@thehousewife Hubby wont move says he is too old to start over. pfft
• United States
26 Aug
Homeschooling can be both difficult and time consuming. Dealing with a school system that is not friendly to home schooling is even worse, can you talk to the school board about your problems? In my state there is a lot of home schooling going on and there does not seem to be a lot of difficulty, it is a requirement that students attend school their senior year.
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@Ithink (6891)
• United States
26 Aug
Very time consuming, I know we have more problems probably as my health isn't the best. Slowly getting better and hoping it stays this way and I don't get sicker again. Our school board is part of the problem, there is always complaints about them and they do nothing to help the parents it seems. Here she can graduate without going to the public school. I just wish this cyber went slower and didn't jump from subject to subject so fast, especially in math. And the common core is just stupid adding on steps that aren't needed. I will keep looking for help on homeschooling on my own thou. I don't give up when it comes to my kid.
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• United States
26 Aug
@Ithink Good for you... the children are worth it and it is too bad your school board does not see things like that.
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@Courtlynn (50940)
• United States
25 Aug
Glad you could vent and hope it made you feel a bit better.
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@Ithink (6891)
• United States
26 Aug
It did some .. lol Just so not looking forward to school starting.
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@Courtlynn (50940)
• United States
26 Aug
@Ithink sorry.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
25 Aug
Wow thats a lot of work my friend..yes vent away.
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@Ithink (6891)
• United States
26 Aug
Yes it is but she is worth it. Just hard on us both.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
26 Aug
@Ithink Oh yes they always make it hard..I did homeschooling too.
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