I have been thinking about home schooling Makayla. Am I crazy? I know it will take some patients on my end, but I think I can do it. She is not doing so well in school. She is a social butterfly when she is there. She gets to distracted and doesn't finish her work. Plus she has the "ants in the pants" syndrome.
I just want her to do better in school. All I see every Friday is, all the work she has done through out the week, and it is awful. Some things they do together in class and she still gets things all messed up. I don't want her to get behind in school and be held back. I know she is very smart. Hell last year they wanted to skip her to second grade! Right out of kindergarten to second grade. I told them no. This was the first year she would be in school all day and I didn't want to over whelm her.
I know she will miss all of her friends. But I think learning is more important right now. She is at the beginning of her school life. The girl needs to learn, before she worries about so and so. I have been working with her every night for two or more hours with her work. I have been trying to get her to work on her spelling and reading. I also give her math problems. She does fine for me, but when it comes to school, she" forgets" things.
I just want to do the right thing. I don't want to mess her up, buy taking her out of school. But if it comes down to her having to be in the "special class", because she is being lazy and doesn't want to do her work, then I would rather teach her myself.
I can't get her to change her mind set from being lazy. I used to do the same shit when I was in school. But I don't have a clue as to what I can do or say to get her to use her brain. Plus we are getting ready to move and I don't want to plop her into a new school in the middle of the school year. I guess I am at a cross roads right now. I will have to ponder on it for a while. If any of you have any suggestions or comments, please feel free.