I explored home schooling my child in fall 2012, and after much thought decided to honor her wishes to remain in public school, while advocating for her above grade level status in almost every subject. I think I was having temporary amnesia about what “stay at home Mom” means in my case. Somehow working 60 hours a week from home computer does not mesh very well with creative, interactive lesson plans and field trips. If quantum theory is correct that we may live multiple lives at once, then somewhere I am being provided for enough to work part-time, empowering myself and my girl with all sorts of exploratory home school activities.
She and I had fun dreaming up some lessons anyway, so I am going to post one here. It is the sort of thing I wish I could have done in public school to learn geography instead of memorizing lists of country names on a handout. Of course, way back then we had no Google, no Internet, no cell phones. And yes, I even walked 2 miles to and from school each day. In the scorching sun. Oh, the drama.