Wednesday, February 4, 2009
A 4th grader in our midst.
Someone was promoted last week. He didn't skip, he completed 3rd grade already. We switched how we homeschool, and we actually are under a public ISP now. Because of where he is in curriculum, and how he tested, he is now officially a 4th grader.
I do not believe homeschooling is for everyone. Nor do I think all public schools are terrible. This is the path we chose, and it has proven to be highly successful for our son. He can learn at a pace that is right for him. Developing a love of learning is far more important that memorizing specific facts so you test well. We believe we have accomplished this.
Now we are left with some other issues. Should he move up in the basketball league next year, or play with his age group? In AWANA he will be allowed to finish the 4 Truth and Training books in 3 years. When the time comes he will be in youth group age wise a year younger than everyone else.
Ultimately we will do what we feel is right for him and him alone, but thoughts on these issues would be helpful. Feel free to put your 2 cents in.