Homeschool here we come!

Flash back to August 2020, and we were super excited to send our kindergartner “to school,” via the virtual classroom. We had found an awesome program for gifted learners, and they would begin as a virtual-only program.

Here is what we have learned over the last few months:

  1. Classroom teachers are being asked to do the impossible—teach students in class and at home, simultaneously.
  2. Sitting in front of the computer all day for class is exhausting for kids and adults, alike.
  3. When it comes to education…one size definitely does not fit all.

So we face a tough decision. Do we continue on along this path, where Brooks is so exhausted and emotionally drained and, well, bored? Or do we consider another path? Is it time to consider homeschool?  We have been debating this from the very beginning.

Lately, however, Brooks has mentioned that he no longer wants to go to school. He is 5. My heart broke. As a teacher, I have been really, fiercely protective of Brooks’ passion for learning.  That had me worried.

So, after lots of conversation, my husband and I decided that it would be better to homeschool Brooks, instead. And so, that is what we will do. We are bummed, as the school my son attends is AMAZING. His teachers are kind, caring, patient…and they understand Brooks’ unique needs as a gifted learner. But, we also know that this setting is not working well.

So… Homeschool here we come!

 

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