A Hybrid Home School Update

  1. Christi says:

    Lindsay, thanks for sharing your experience. Home schooling has sounded so daunting. You make it sound doable, and enjoyable on so many levels. So glad you have had a good experience and that she has too.

    • suburbanturmoil says:

      Honestly, I think the hybrid home school model is going to become much more popular over the next decade, particularly as more parents are able to work from home and have flexible schedules.

      I think that the most daunting thing about home school in general is the incredible range of options- There are so many different ways to go about it, so many different materials to choose from, and so many different types of people (with very different agendas) who home school that it can be really tough to find your tribe and figure out what works for you and your child. I feel so lucky to have found our tutorial- the hardest part was handled for me AND I feel like I have an experienced support team of teachers, administrators and parents working with me on educating my child, which is awesome! 🙂

  2. Mom of a Kindergartner says:

    We’re in the same public school district your family is in. We’ve been very happy this year (kindergarten) with our school and our teacher. I’m fortunate to stay home/work on my own time, and because of that I’m actively involved in our elementary school. But I already worry about what happens in 4 more years, when we make the jump to middle school. A middle school that, as you know, serves 5th-8th grades. Talk about a wide developmental range. I have been actively watching for your homeschool posts because this is probably the only way I could pull off homeschooling. I just don’t think I could give them everything they need academically. Anyway, THANK YOU for sharing your journey thus far. I hope the rest of the year is fabulous!

    • suburbanturmoil says:

      I’m always surprised at how many parents out there don’t even realize this is an option. Both of my stepdaughters went through our zoned middle school, so I had an idea of what to expect- and although plenty of kids thrive and do very well there, I wasn’t convinced it was the best fit for my daughter (nor were the magnets, for that matter). You can visit tutorials before deciding if you want to apply, so you might want to consider that. I met a parent recently who has her child in a K-3 Montessori tutorial here called One Tree and they love it- I think it’s great that you could technically hybrid homeschool here now from kindergarten to 12th grade. 🙂

  3. I CANNOT TELL YOU how happy it makes me to hear this! Like I said when we first talked, I know this system isn’t for everyone– but if it is a good match for your child, I think it is just an unbelievable way for them to learn. I am thrilled that Punky is thriving!!

    • suburbanturmoil says:

      Me too! Thrilled and relieved and more convinced than ever that as a parent, it’s generally a good idea to go with your gut. And your friend’s advice. 😉

  4. cheesehead4ever says:

    I’ve been wondering how this is going. What I love about your situation is that you don’t have to come up with the curriculum and tests plus you have the opportunity for someone else to teach the concepts! Those are the areas that would scare me the most. I think this is a fabulous concept!

  5. kathy says:

    That’s really wonderful! I miss those days at home with my kids. I’m glad you have found a way that works for your family.

  6. Sally says:

    I’m so glad for you and Punky! I teach both of my children at a small Montessori school not far from you, and it is a gift to really know how they learn. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. 🙂

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