Public homeschool! Public School at home

I’ve been researching Isaac’s options for kindergarten and have started the preliminary enrollment process for a public homeschool public school at home. Yes, that’s right, I said “PUBLIC” homeschool. Amazing, eh? The idea of homeschooling is appealing to me, but the idea of choosing a curriculum and buying a ton of things I am unsure of is intimidating.

When I learned they have a public homeschool school at home, I was all over it. Because its public, all curriculum is provided, as well as a teacher support who calls or visits. The program must meet all the same requirements and testings of any public school. The only difference is, I am the teacher and the classroom is our home. Best of all, we don’t have to send our kids to some overcrowded institution, prey to fundraisers and child predators.

Unfortunately, enrollment is limited, so I am still crossing my fingers we get in.

We just did our Kidergarten Assessment Test today, and it was fun. And I learned we need to work on Isaac’s reading comprehension. And, writing of course, but I thought his comprehension was better.

Thank you Chris O’donnell for setting the record straight.

9 Responses to “Public homeschool! Public School at home”

  1. O'DonnellWeb Says:

    It’s not homeschooling…
    …if the word public immediately proceeds the word homeschooling …if the curriculum is provided by the government …if teacher support…

  2. Casey Says:

    Enrollment is limited? At first I thought you meant that “your” enrollment was limited and you had soooo many kids trying to get in “your” class, and Isaac might not make the cut.

  3. omi Says:

    umm…Im still not seeing where this helps Isaac get the social skills he needs. You don’t want him to grow up and not know how to interact in the big ol’ world! You better put him in soccer or something…. : )

  4. Zoe Says:

    And so it begins…

  5. Annette Says:

    How wonderfully refreshing to see what you blogged, Zoe! And to think you thanked Chris for setting the record straight. My day is made. Thank-you. Please see the link in my name to my list which might be of interest to you.

  6. Daryl Cobranchi Says:

    Congrats on finding a system that will hopefully work for your son. I wasn’t sure if your comment was to Chris was snark. On the chance that it was, I’d like to offfer up this post from Tim Haas which does an excellent job of explaining why calling public schools at home “homeschools” is so problematic. The “Chris” Tim refers to is O’Donnell.

  7. Zoe Says:

    No snide response from me. This is all new territory, and I’m happy to have the exposure. Very interesting links!

  8. COD Says:

    Hey, no fair be being nice and polite when I was being snarky 🙂

  9. Zoe Says:

    Tell me there’s an appropriate time to use spanking to discipline children, and you’ll see me get MORE than snarky 😉

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