I had her read a story tonight about a little girl who homeschools. We talked about the good things and the bad things -- like the fact that she wouldn't have friends to play with everyday, no TV during school time, doing work even when she didn't feel like it, doing extra chores, etc. She is still gung ho over the idea.
I, personally, have always felt a desire to homeschool my kids. I'm trying to decide if I am in love with the idea of homeschooling - seeing, in my mind, a perfect house and a happy mom and child learning together. Whereas the reality will probably be far from that on most days (esp re the house!).
At the same time, I know, I truly believe, that Abby would thrive in a homeschool setting. She is already doing really well, but I think learning at home would suit her and she would take right off.
So here's the situation:
I'm going to be home anyway
When I do work, I can take her with me and still help her with her schoolwork
She would most likely thriveIt could be a fantastic thing for us
She can always go back to public school if it doesn't work and be 'none the worse for wear'
It will be investing in my child
It will be extra work for me
She might get bored with it
So what do you think? I am trying to think this through. Garr supports me either way. I really can't think of any more cons. Any suggestions?
Edited to add: Abby is in 1st grade. She is reading at a much higher level though - probably a third or fourth grade level.