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  1. becky

    becky Enthusiast

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    Hi, everyone!
    I thought I'd peek in and say hi. Out of sight does not equal out of mind, and I think of you all often when school-related stories pop up in the news.

    My Jeannie is now a high school freshman at an outstanding Christian high school. Her teachers are an incredible blessing. Just going by what she tells me as she describes her day, they create a comfortable feeling in their classrooms. I'm loving how they challenge the kids, and support them as they do that. Her classmates are just awesome.

    I hope this honeymoon never ends!:cool:

    Hope everyone's year is going well!
     
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    MrsC Multitudinous

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    Becky!!!!! So nice to see you and read your update. It's hard to believe that Jeannie is in high school already--it sounds like a wonderful place!
     
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    High school: golly!

    *waves*
     
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    It's so nice to get good news! Hope you can stay in touch.
     
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    Thanks for dropping by. It is really crazy to think that Jeannie is in high school. It sounds like a great school.
     
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    A FRESHMAN??

    No way!! Good to "see" you Becky!
     
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    Wow...a freshman?! I can't believe it! I'm glad that she's having such a great experience! Thanks for stopping by! Don't be a stranger!
     
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    Thanks for stopping by! I always think of you when a parent asks if there are successful homeschoolers!
     
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    Wow! Time flies!
     
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    Thank you!
    That's an odd question, though. Are these parents looking to come to the Dark Side? :D
     
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    Oh, Mrs. C, it is!
    I had actually registered her for public high school back in February. I never had 100% peace about that, though. I had my reservations about this school, too. I couldn't have been more wrong. There have been some bumps along the way, as she gets used to the workload and depth of work she has to do, but she's hanging in there.
     
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    You know, I'm still a little thrown when I see her talking with all these older kids each day. I guess I still see her as a middle schooler.
     
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    Tasha, tell them that done right, yes, homeschoolers can be very successful.:thumb:
     
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    They ask when their kids aren't successful in public school and want teacher's opinion (or someone who home schooled older kids and are debating for kindergarten). My school has some special circumstances and I really do think that some kids are best served through home school or other non-traditional settings.
     
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    Becky...OMGosh.... I feel so old...still think of her as that little girl in your pic there....

    Congrats!!!!
     
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    I see you on Facebook so it's not a shock to think of Jeannie as a high school student but it still seems like she should be in first or second!
     
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    I believe she is 7 in that picture. :wub: That's how I see her, too!
     
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    My FB seems to be All Jeannie, All The Time.:lol: I miss our hsing years, but I wouldn't return to that. My job is to back these wonderful teachers she has now.
     
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    You know me..I was always in overdrive when we hs'd. I didn't want my kid to be behind her peers because of a decision I made, so I did what I had to do. I believe that if a parent will humble themselves and get help if they need it, and be sure their child is exactly where they need to be, they will do fine.
     
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    I agree, it can be a great solution, but it is a lot more work than many parents realize, especially if they have multiple children that will be working on different things.
     
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    I couldn't have hs'd multiple kids. With preparation, reading lessons, and digging around for outside activities, one kid was more than enough work.

    Something else that makes it difficult, at least to me, is knowing whether you are doing enough. At least there was yearly testing to make sure she was where she needed to be. Homeschooling is a huge amount of stress and worry, but the treat of seeing your child learn makes it bearable. (Sometimes. ;) )
     

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