Well I have made the decision to home educate our children due to the lack of care and compassion they have in the local schools here.
I have looked at the WA education site, but am still so confused as to where to start with planning a curriculum for them and structure to a day.
The girls will be in Prep and year 1 in 2010, the eldest child has attended school but due to having diabetes, school became impossible, and she became more ill constantly.
I also don't know what to say to family etc. My partner is 100% with me, but his mother has been known to be a bit of a cow with any decision that isn't hers.
Also I am due to have a baby in March, has anyone home educated with a newborn? I am worried as to how this will impact the children.
Where is a good place to start with curriculum, learning aides etc for children of this age in WA?
And how would an average day progress for you?
My eldest daughter due to being at school was taught through the Jolly phonics program, so while she is top of her letters and sounds, she will only say them with the accompanying song. She has basic handwriting skills, however her spelling extends only to her name, her maths is very basic.
My youngest daughter has just learnt to write her name, and while she can recite the alphabet, she can not pick out the letters on a chart as yet, she can count to 12.
Do my children have a fair bit to catch up on to get with other children of their age? I am worried I am only going to bring them further behind.
Sorry about the long post ladies!