I have shared in another post about Angel’s trial preschool experience. Someone asked if I did enroll her in preschool. Well, it was actually a preparation to see how prepared she is in going to formal school. I have no doubt that she’s ready, except that when I asked her again a few days before re-enrolling her siblings if she wants to go to school, she said she doesn’t want. Obviously, it’s because of separation anxiety.
So, I entertained the idea of homeschooling again. I actually homeschooled my 3 children before. I enrolled them and got their curriculum from Christian Liberty Academy School System. It’s the cheapest (because it’s a non-profit system) I could find on the web but I can say that the materials are great quality and follows the K-12 curriculum. So, eventually, when we decided to get our children to formal school, they were accepted in the K2, Grades 1 and 2 levels already.
Back to Angel, I talked to my husband and asked if he’s agreeable to the idea. He agreed after some discussion. I talked to Angel and asked for her commitment to listen and obey when we are having homeschool classes. She promised. As for me, I have to rework my schedule and fit in 1-2 hours of homeschooling in between home chores, work online, etc.
Angel’s books are on its way. I hope we get them soon. Just want to think out loud by sharing what I think are the advantages of Kindergarten homeschooling Angel.
Angel and I can follow our own schedule of classes at home. No waking her up very early in the morning.
Another advantage of homeschooling is the money we were able to save. The books cost only around P6000. We were supposed to spend P24000 for her preschool. Of course, we also save on other expenses like for uniform, transportation, etc.
Also, I know the quality of education I can give her, not to mention the one-on-one instruction unlike in a class of 10-15 students.
The books we will get are excellent for covering lessons from the Nursery to Kindergarten 2 levels here in the Philippines. That is why my 3 children before never needed to take Nursery, K1 and K2. It’s only Kindergarten then Grade 1. Saved us a lot of time and expenses, considering that now K-12 is implemented in the Philippines.
Lastly, it’s so fulfilling to know that I played a vital role in laying the foundation for the education of my child. When I see my other children excel in class, I feel so blessed and I thank God for the opportunity of having homeschooled them.
What do you think about homeschooling?