Interesting. I had no idea that gifted education for your daughter played a part in your decision to homeschool.
I have worked with several gifted students in the public schools, even creating a gifted math club, and it is extremely difficult to provide a challenging and enriching gifted education in all subjects and all grades within the current public school system.
Thirty years ago, before the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) was passed, the disabilities community tried to collaborate with the gifted organizations to advance legislation that would provide for the educational needs of all exceptional students. The gifted organizations chose not to partner and, as a result, the funding for gifted education is lacking or inadequate in many public schools.
On Creating Moments
Your children’s grandfather was kind enough to share a video of your family watching the Solar Eclipse two summers ago. I remember where I was on that day and it was a moment that will stay with me for a long time.
With homeschooling, do you feel that you’re able to create moments with your kids that probably wouldn’t happen if they were instead in public school?
Are there any special moments or memories that come to mind?