Tuesday, May 7, 2013

From Homeschool To Public School : No Regrets

Making the choice to transfer Rainy and Zeke into Public school was one of the best decisions we could have made for them!  With all of the special needs Zeke has in the classroom there simply just wasn't enough of me to go around.  I would have never been able to get him to where he is today on my own!  And I'm okay with that.

Because when we have nights like the other night, where Zeke asks for his extra workbook from his special resources teacher to practice his writing, the thing he most despised and feared about school at first, my heart rests assured that he is exactly where he needs to be.

Yes, he still gets many letters mixed up that look similar and he still writes many letters backwards or upside down, but he can now tell me all the letters in the alphabet, make their sounds, match the capital and lower case, sound out words, read through simple books and has numbers 1-20 down pat!

And now when asked what his favorite thing about the day is, he more often than not, replies with an enthusiastic, "WRITING!".

Yes, I have days where I pout about how long they have to be in school away from home, but then they come home and tell me about their cool field trip on the big yellow bus, or how they conquered their fear of buying a lunch all by themselves, or listen to them pray for a classmate who has been making foolish choices, and I KNOW they are at the right place in this stage of their lives.

Nope.  No regrets.
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