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.
Well I can finally say that Liam is no longer part of his old school. I got the email on Monday after I had to contact the school by email to see if they had signed him off.
But its not all good news. Liam is
having problems with anxiety. We had one attack last Monday what ended up with
him hitting himself and today we had a day of him digging his nails into his
legs. I went to the doctors last week but they were no help. I do have a number
I found off the NHS website so going to give them a buzz. I’m trying very hard
not to put to much stress on him but I also no that he thinks he’s dumb (what
for sometime I have notice a big change in my son. he spends a lot of time in his room, seems to be down, tells me he’s stupid and shows anxiety. On top of that it’s been very hard to get him up in the morning and getting him ready for school has been hell. he has ripped trousers – shoes – bookbags, tried to fall down the stairs, keeps picking his nose at night and rubbing the blood all over him and other stuff.
on the 21st of this month I went up to school around 2:40pm and saw Liam’s class outside doing PE. I had a look about to see if I could see Liam and I found him in the shelter with some girls but no helper (he is post to have one to one). Liam was poking a boy on the head on the other side of the shelter. The boy went into the shelter, picked Liam up by his jumper, pushed him up to the wall and started to smash Liam’s face in. The girls tried to pull the child off Liam but with no luck. Thank god the PE teacher (a male) came to help save Liam. he moved the boy off Liam..but by then liam was on the floor screaming. oh and if you want to know what his teacher was doing. PLAYING CRICKET WITH THE OTHER CHILDREN AND NOT WATCHING THE FIGHT. she did go up to Liam after 10mins later but it looked like she was getting Liam to apologize to the boy who just went for his face. After PE I went up to the teacher and said that I saw everything (I was in shock and holding in my tears). she said well Liam was poking the boy and that he had been a wet sponge all day. soon as she said that I saw fire in my eyes and shouted LOOK AT HIS FACE ITS BLACK AND BLUE but she said oh that’s because he been crying all day. Liam was next to his teacher and looked so scared and shaken up…she even tried to ask Liam what had happened but he would not talk. I think she worked it out that I was pissed off because she wanted to get back to class very fast. When it was home time 2 girls came out with him because he was in a right mess. He came up to me and said I’m I in trouble and I said no.
The next day I rang up school and said that Liam will not be coming back to school until the 3rd June after what I saw yesterday and also it didn’t help that liam did not want to come back. The headteacher said she is doing a report and that the child who did this will not be in until the 3rd. So this means the child who did this gets two weeks of holiday and i’m dealing with a child who has anxiety and lost his confidence. So i told the head that i was gonna deregister him on the 3rd. well soon as I said that she went on about how they were going to sort out Liam’s feet, speech and going to ring up other people. There was also a chat about how Liam has been for the past months (what they should have told me right away) I also was told I was going to get a phone call back at the end of the day BUT NOPE NOTHING ALL WEEK.
since being home schooled me and my mother have learned Liam can read but can’t write the alphabet, can’t spell , can’t write numbers and didn’t even know how to count on his fingers..
We are working on it but soon as he works that he be getting on track. I have notice a big change and its so lovely to see him smile again.
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.
This week has been crap and I just want to get some stuff off my chest about what has gone down.
1) On Tuesday the 26th feb around 7:30pm I was on my online banking trying to working out bills when I notice that £20 had gone missing. First thing that popped into my head was arrrr Liam but when I clicked the link and it was not Xbox but some website. I copied the link to see what the website was and nope it didn’t work. I went back onto my banking about now £30 had been taken out. I clicked on what was going on and blocked my card fast.
2) The next day I contacted the bank and got everything sorted (got my lost money back yesterday) but this was not the last of it. Around 11am I got a phone call asking for Liam (my 8 year old). I asked the male why but he said he was not aloud to tell me and he needed to talk to Liam. So, I said can you please tell me why you want to talk to my 8-year-old and how did you get my number. The guy put the phone down on me and when I rang back up it was a voice message saying I needed to fill some paper work. The number has been reported but after reporting it I found out that someone has been trying to apply for payday loans in my and Liam name and they used my address, number and to be smart my email but thank god they don’t have my password to log onto my email. The sad thing about this is it must be someone I know who has done this because not a lot of people have my number and my address oh AND MY EMAIL.
My Mental Health
Not alot of people will know that i have had Depression and other problems for around 8 years BUT I have not been feeling to good in myself for about 5 month now and I have been trying very hard to just handle it myself but this week I had 2 panic attacks.
On Wednesday night when I got home from work..for some stupid reason I thought someone was in my house and I started to freak out.
Thursday I was crying for no reason at work and sadly someone said something that day and boom.
After having a long chat with my fella I made my mind up I needed to go see a doctor. I’ve been put back onto fluoxetine and I have to go back in a month to see if the pills are working.
Whoop started my week off today and what a time to book it…ON A BLOODY SCHOOL HOLIDAY WEEK lol. When I booked it I didn’t look into the school holiday times.
It’s been a fun week. Liam broke his shoes on Monday and thought hey I can’t go to school with broken shoes but he was shocked when I put him into his pumps and told him he can wear them to school. OH and i forgot to tell you that me and LIAM are gonna be doing a midnight 6mile walk for Kirkwood Hospice. If you want to support https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/liamprice2010
work – Been busy at work.
My course work is going well and I’m learning a lot but I’m also taking my time because I do find it hard to sit down for a long time and I have to read something like 5times to get it into my head. I’m just waiting for some books to show up to help me a little bit. But I am nearly done doing my first assessment.
I made a deal with myself that this year i want to read more classic books and also to try and de-stress myself and try not to make myself ill with it like last year when i got to a point i was going dizzy. So right now i’m reading wuthering heights by emily bronte but the stress thing has not worked. Today i just spent the day with a upset tummy.
On monday it was a very slow day at work, Tuesday found out that the council have said no for getting liam into a special needs school so now we (school) are taking it to a tribunal, wednesday came to work to find out my hours have changed, Thursday and friday just hearing stuff about work. I know this is gonna sound bad and there be that one person who will be saying oh keys says this online but it would be nice just to have one week with no probs…not long till my week off and no phone on lol.