the4Rs Posted October 26, 2012 Share Posted October 26, 2012 We went into my daughter's 3rd grade room for parent teacher conferences last night. We had homeschooled until this year and her teacher knew that. She just handed over Emma's report card and smiled and said..."This is her first year in our school, right?" When we said yes, she said, "Whatever you did, it worked. She far exceeds every other kid in this class in every subject and she is such a delightful girl. I just love having her in my class." She went on to say that she is encouraging Emma to really push herself since she knows she is capable of so much more and she laughed and said that Emma always has something to contribute to discussions and she uses such big words for a girl her age, all her classmates just listen in rapt attention to what she says. Then went to my son's K P/T conference and she said he was doing so well and was able to recognize all capital and lower case letters and their sounds, read all the sight words and then some, write all his numbers correctly, and was the only one in his class who could do the entire page of phonemic awareness assessment correctly. She went on to say that he is so polite and well liked by everyone in his class. I don't say this to pat my back or my kids' backs but to say that homeschooling has been such a blessing to us and our children. And I am SO thankful for that firm foundation we were able to, God-willing, instill in our kids. Such good reports from their teachers only reaffirmed how incredibly wonderful homeschooling is and a big part of me hopes that someday we'll be able to resume homeschooling. So rest assured, you are doing a WONDERFUL thing for your kids by homeschooling them and I hope you appreciate the blessing you are being given to homeschool. Enjoy it!! And rest in the knowledge that they are thriving right where you have them.:001_smile: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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