About Me

I'm a mom, a teacher, a student, a wife, and a scout leader. I am actually an education major currently working on my practicum in a 2nd grade classroom. I also home school my two children. I'm also a cub scout leader, a girl scout leader, and at church I'm the children's music leader. ;) I tend to stay a little busy. My state requires homeschoolers to keep a portfolio. I am going to use this blog as my portfolio.

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Friday, December 19, 2014

And that's why...

Today I was reminded of why we chose to switch to homeschool. When I was in elementary school, my class had about 10-12 students in it. My teachers knew me. In fact, I am Facebook friends with four of my elementary school teachers -- kindergarten, first, fifth, and gym. Crazy, right? It's because the classes were small enough that the teachers could get to know the students. They acted like they really did care.

So, I sent in the withdrawal forms to SCVCS November 24. One teacher emailed me back and three teachers called me. Today, I received a notice that my first grader was receiving her history books for the next semester so I emailed her teacher. This is one of the teacher's who called me, so I know she knew we are leaving. However, her response was stating she didn't realize we were leaving and that we need to fill out the withdrawal form. WHAT?!!! I already did that!!!

This is just a reminder of why we're leaving. The teachers have too many students (my son's 3rd grade class has 150 students) to keep track of. They have no idea who is who. They don't know their interests or what they're working on unless they are looking at their notes. In the past, the teachers had the same group of kids for 3 years. The teacher taught a group of grades. It worked out beautifully because the teacher got to know the students and the students got to know the teacher. Now, the teachers can't keep track of all their students. I was so annoyed today!!! My sister had issues with withdrawing before which is why I thought giving them almost a full month's notice would be enough for them to get things straight, but apparently not. Apparently they still forget. *sigh* I'm just so glad we made this choice because now I know they have a teacher who cares about them and loves them and wants them to succeed.

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