i feel like it’s about time i did a blog on this seeing that people are always asking me about it. I have been homeschooling my 8year old son since May 2019 and people love to ask why and what you do..
learning starts at 9:30am….August we are only doing math,english,history and reading because of it being school 6 week holiday. Back to normal september.
The main subjects we do are math and english. The school liam used to go to told me that he was unteachable so they just left liam to his own (playing lego). I have had to start from age 3+ and now he is on +5 math and english. He is also using readingeggs ,mathseeds and just started on IXL on english. We do this every monday to friday morning to 12pm.
His reading is getting better…from when we started. We go the the library two times a month.
We go on a trip out once a month.
Does art and craft with his nan.
For computer science he using edplace and reading (I’m reading) Horrible Science.
Liam was told he could not do history in school because he could not read or write (by a teacher). I have got him into the tv show Horrible Histories and also the books. Starting in september liam will be learning about egypt (for a month).
geography – he has learned about water and where it starts and ends (from the moors to the reservoir), earthquakes and next month volcanos.
every month Liam picks his own subject. last month it was Tanks
and next month its age on games/films and copyright.
STUFF I GET ASKED ABOUT ALOT…
- do you need a Degree to teach – no
- does he still see people and go outside – yes
- is homeschooling hard – yes but seeing him learning makes you proud.
- do you have to pay for everything – yes.
- can you still work and homeschool – yes.
- does he have to do his gcse – only if you want to. He can do them in collage.
- why do you homeschool- he was getting badly bullied and school was not sticking to the EHCP Education, Health and Care Plan. Main reason why >> https://keys1988.com/2019/05/25/big-update-on-liam/
I just spent maybe a hour in tears. I don’t want to tell people why but sometimes i feel like why the hell do i try my best. This year has been a hard one and i kind of want it to just end. My birthday is on the 15th and i just want it to pass (working on that day).
feel sick as a dog….
i think i need to give people a update on what is going on right now. well first i have some really good news.
i had a meeting with the homeschool and SEND officers. There happy with everything we are doing and even the homeschool officer took down the name’s of the websites i use to give to other parents. We also found out that liam is on HIGH priority on his EHCP (education health and care plan). The SEND officer was shocked that liam has not been tested for autism, ADHD and sensitivity but like i said i have been fighting for years but NHS just won’t help us. I’m still fighting to get liam into a special needs school but because the rule’s are getting harder to get into them schools there is a 100% liam will not get into one.
oh and the boy who went for my son’s face has been removed from the school.
got a free takeaway last night all because the owner likes me alot.
lol i still go it.
well that was a fun 30min of my life lol. It was 1am and I thought hmmm I better go lock the living room window. But when I went to do that I forgot my credit card was on the candle pot and yep my card went out the window and into my downstairs bush (i’m on first floor). So I went and PUT on my dressing gown (and shoes lol) and went outside to see if I could find it and nope. After looking like someone up to no good I went back in and canceled the card.
When I told my boyfriend about what I had done he could only laugh and say…So you dropped your money into your nextdoors bush. Also because its 1am I can’t go banging on there door and say hey can i go have a look in your bush lol.
Sorry for not blogging alot. As you can tell from my last blog my grandad passed away and i’ve not been in the blogging mood.
yesterday i spent the day with my mom and dad oh and little sod. I was not really in the easter mood but was happy just to be with my family enjoying the sun.
i’ve also booked tickets to see DanTDM in Manchester. If you don’t know who he is go google. lol he’s my son hero and Liam is so happy to go see him live.
My course work is going ok but i have to admit i’m kind of behind but that’s only because of what’s going on in my life. i’m wanting to get the assessment 5 out the way soon and start 6.
well it has been a long time since i used this site. Alot has been going on in my life its crazy.
1st i want to say that i’m feeling alot better. the only prob that i have right now is i’m having nasty dreams what are making me not want to sleep. i have learned i sleep better with the tv on. i’m still on fluoxetine.
2nd work – have you ever upset someone but don’t have a clue what you have done…yep that is me.
3rd school – the UK department of education have said nope to get liam into a new school that can help him with his needs. so i’m now waiting for a letter for i can appeal for the 3rd time and school have to pay £400 to get someone out again to assess liam AGAIN. i have already made up my mind that liam is NOT going to high school because there is no way he will handle it so it looks like i’m gonna have to home school him.
4rd my grandad is not well…