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Why we chose to homeschool

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Why we chose to homeschool

How did we come to the decision to homeschool our son? It was a long process, I will tell you that! I started talking to friends who are homeschooling their children at least a year ago. One friend, who started her son in public school, and then chose to homeschool after he completed kindergarten, came over for coffee to discuss why she chose to homeschool. I went to another friend’s house and spent time talking about the logistics of homeschooling and life. Then my husband and I spent many hours discussing what homeschooling would look like for us, how we could do it, and why we should do it. I also watched my son, and how he began to learn, and his personality, and I began to realize that this could be a great option for us.

Something else that led to our decision was that kindergarten has changed significantly in the last several years. I don’t know about other states, but here in Texas it has become an all day class, rather than half day. They have also pushed a lot of material down from upper grades into kinder. In our district, the kids come home from school on Mondays with a folder of homework for the week. My son will only be this age once, and I hate to send him away all day, then have him come home tired and have homework to do. We are excited to spend time learning every day, as well as getting to explore and grow in ways that can’t be replicated in a traditional classroom setting.

– Meredith

My name is Meredith, and I live in one of the many suburbs of Houston, Texas. I was homeschooled from 2nd grade through high school, and went on to graduate from Texas Tech University with a degree in Agricultural Communications. (No we didn’t learn to talk to cows! Haha!) My husband and I have been married for almost 11 years and we have two wonderful children! Our son is 5 ½ and will start kindergarten this fall, and a daughter who is 2 ½. In my spare time I love spending time with friends, traveling, listening to music and reading. I am excited to share our experiences as we begin our homeschooling journey! 

Meredith is blogging for PearsonHomeschool.com!  Interested in Pearson products?  Click here to see their catalog.

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Meredith_Wilson_Homeschool_BlogMy name is Meredith, and I live in one of the many suburbs of Houston, Texas. I was homeschooled from 2nd grade through high school, and went on to graduate from Texas Tech University with a degree in Agricultural Communications. (No we didn’t learn to talk to cows! Haha!) My husband and I have been married for almost 11 years and we have two wonderful children! Our son is 5 ½ and will start kindergarten this fall, and a daughter who is 2 ½. In my spare time I love spending time with friends, traveling, listening to music and reading. I am excited to share our experiences as we begin our homeschooling journey!

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