|Trainboy at six months old|
Trainboy would be miserable academically in kindergarten IMHO because it would all be review. He taught himself to read over the past few months and is now reading independently at a second grade level. He is fairly competent at all the basic arithmetic and geometry. He can read calendars, clocks, thermometers. We have done so much history, social studies, science, art and it has all been just the joy of daily wanting to learn for him.
|Trainboy Jul 2010, photo taken by my cousin|
As far as any "socialization" concerns, if the kids aren't allowed to talk to each other except at their paltry one recess and lunch, how is that good socializing? I think he gets plenty of socializing thru life - at church, at the homeschool group, in the neighborhood, at the store...
So happy not first day of school. It might be easier to pack him off to the local school and let them take care of him most of the day, but it isn't the right choice for Trainboy or our family.
Tomorrow I will discuss unschooling as a term.