My daughter is in 3rd and at home. She had a really hard time in 1st-2nd grade. Dyslexia, anxiety, ADHD, communication disorder, likely mood disorder... I am forgetting something but you get the gist.
I never planned to homeschool but it just made sense. This year she is blossoming at home.
My son will be going into 2nd grade.
He's doing fine academically and seems happy.
I really want to bring him home! I feel like he doesn't talk much at school and comes home and explodes . He talks and talks and talk and draws and draws and draws all hours he's awake at home.
I think he would be easy to teach and would really do well.
But, the special needs kid is jealous of his ease at reading, ease at math. I'd have to teach them separately and even then it would be emotionally difficult for her to "share".
His desire is to stay in school. He says he wants to come home in 4th or 5th grade.
This would make a lot of sense - he'd be able to read and write fairly well by then compared to now and could do more on his own.
But it hurts me a bit to put him on the bus! My daughter and I go on so many outings and field trips and experiences that he's missing out on.
I'm curious to hear from others who have been there on the best course.
Do I prioritize home education? Do I do what BOTH kids seem to want right now and wait? I can't tell what is right.