We made the decision to homeschool next year. Our son will be entering 2nd grade. We decided to do this because he is not challenged in school, little to no opportunities for advanced work because of the small community we live in.
We have been in contact with our sons teacher all year about sons needs! It’s gotten to the point where he doesn’t enjoy going to school anymore because it’s too easy for him… Two weeks ago I contacted his teacher again and told him of the frustrations we were having in the morning of getting him ready for school and him not wanting to go. He said he would sit down with our son and come up with a plan… Two weeks passed and he never sat down with him until yesterday. We had already decided it was in the best interest of our family and especially our son to homeschool.
That’s the short back story…
Yesterday, son and I were having our daily “how was your day” chat, and he brought up the point the his teacher finally talked to him. I asked him about the conversation and all he would say was “Mr… Said it was just between me and him”. I asked him if he mentioned that he was homeschooling next year and he said yes. But he was really closed off… Later when it was just he and I, I brought it back up and asked if Mr… Meant he didn’t need to share their conversation with his classmates, and son said "No, he said not to share it with my parents!"
Husband and I finally got him to open up to us, explaining that we are his parents and if anyone tells him not to share something with his parents, he still needs too! So, basically, his teacher told him that we (husband and I) are making a huge mistake by homeschooling him and he would not learn nearly enough from us doing it. That part is not what bothered me, I expected that. It was the fact that he told him that and not us, and told him not to share it with his parents…
So, the mama bear in me wants to pull him out of school now and start homeschool now rather than next year. If I do that, do I withdraw him and submit a notice of intent to homeschool?
The other side is saying to go out quietly at the end of the year?
Sorry this got to long winded, but I’m so frustrated, have no friends or family that homeschool to ask.