I have to confess, that when my kids first started school, I was a little apprehensive. Not for the social reasons though. Just the academic part. Up until this point, "I" was their teacher. Everything they knew (or lack of) was really a reflection of me, their mom/teacher. Then I realized how prideful that was. Even if they weren't up to speed with their classmates, this would be a new beginning for us, and I really did have faith that they would be just fine!
It was a huge adjustment from going to no set schedule, to being totally, 100%, on someone else's time. Just learning to raise your hand to ask a question was a biggie. No more talking when you felt like it! But, little things like that was a smooth transition for them.
I'd say that my two younger ones were the most challenged, however you would never be able to guess that. They work hard, listen in class, and are striving tremendously! They just ended the 2nd quarter, and they are getting all A's!!
This was one of Daniel's most recent Phonics test! He was so proud!!
And I just love Veronica's cursive! Her and Daniel have almost identical penmanship.
And as far as my other kids, the two Junior Highers are doing well. Miranda is still learning when and when not to be sociable (meaning she talks too much), and Isaiah needs a little push (shove) along the way. But, he is doing so much better than he was if I was still homeschooling!! And, finally, Eli, my 10 year old, is doing wonderfully too. His teacher just told me that his grades improved from the 1st quarter as well. He's also getting A's & B's!!