Kitt was struggling with math so bad. She couldn’t even look at a math problem without breaking down in tears. She was so frustrated, she couldn’t answer basic addition and subtraction questions, though she was past two digit multiplication and division last year. Since she was making A’s and B’s in math in 6th grade only a few months ago, the question we had to ask ourselves was ‘are we being manipulated’?
I don’t think this is the case, honestly. Continue Reading
I think one of the most terrifying parts of homeschooling is wondering if your chosen path is the best for your child. After I sat down to look at all the homeschool methods, I made a frightening choice. I decided to unschool Kitt.
I have a confession to make.
Kitt and I don’t always get along. Sometimes we are worse than oil and water, but those moments almost always coincide with any time I have previously tried to ‘teach’ her something outside of school. To some parents, this might discourage them from attempting a homeschool journey, but I’ve been called worse than stubborn before, so…
When I first pulled Kitt out of public school, the year was already two months in. I figured we could learn the math program I found by doing the work she had already done with her class. It was supposed to be a review so she could learn the program without also struggling through new material.
Queue the river of tears. Continue Reading