I have recently had an opportunity to teach in an Islamic school. With this new career, I was also able to enroll my children in school for the first time. I am no longer considered an official homschooling mother. I am now a middle school Language Arts and History teacher. For the first time in their lives, my children are experiencing school.
The whole life style change has had many ups and downs. I think one of the positive things is the excitement that my children have to get up and go somewhere. There are many afterschool activities for them to involve themselves. Another positive note is the praise for the K12 cirriculum I was using. It is very advanced and has equipped my children above the normal level. My son was even able to skip a grade. One downside was the fact that my children never had to be responsible for organizing themselves. They had to learn to write down assignment in their planners. They had to learn to keep track of homework, they had to know when to bring what book for a test. It was hard for them at first, but now they are catching on to it all.
I hope to share my ideas that I have from my experience as a teacher. Keep checking back. I have many writing ideas to post in the future, Inshallah.
Monday, November 13, 2006