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HEATHER SCHIRMACHER
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  • Lakeland, FL
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Homeschooling
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Hi, I am putting this out there asking for either help or opinions.  I am considering homeschooling my children, at least my kindergartener.  He is having problems adjusting in school.  His problems…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shane Jan 18.

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I don't know about ya'll but I love Legoland!  I love the fact that it is right here in our own backyard.  I love the hours, the early close (to me) is good, because you have less chance of a…Continue

Started Jan 31, 2013

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Shane replied to HEATHER SCHIRMACHER's discussion Homeschooling
"Thanks Shawn for the feedback on how this site moves subjects in and out of the front pages. I'm always open for factual explantions. It did seem odd before your reply, having seen subjects stay on the front page, with one or two…"
Jan 18
Bryssy replied to HEATHER SCHIRMACHER's discussion Homeschooling
"FPEA is the place to start. The PCSB also has a pdf of information about filing your letter of intent, and evaluations or testing. Good luck - homeschooling our kids is the best thing we ever did!"
Jan 16
Cheryl Smith replied to HEATHER SCHIRMACHER's discussion Homeschooling
"My son was in public school until 5th grade. My daughter was in public school until 2nd grade. After moving to Florida and trying public school for a year, it was just too much of an adjustment for my kids. They were used to going to schools that…"
Jan 16
Shawn Spivey replied to HEATHER SCHIRMACHER's discussion Homeschooling
"If you notice in the next few minutes,  this topic was pushed to the very top when I replied to this discussion."
Jan 13
Shawn Spivey replied to HEATHER SCHIRMACHER's discussion Homeschooling
"Shane, there is no manipulation of how threads appear on the front page of PolkMoms.com or on The Ledger.com.   The feed is controlled by most recent response on the PolkMoms.com front page and by the most recently created on the Ledger.com…"
Jan 13
MandyJay replied to HEATHER SCHIRMACHER's discussion Homeschooling
"One of my co-workers and her husband homeschool their children through the Florida Virtual Schools program.  Both kids are delightful, mature, and both parents are heavily involved in their children's schooling and are dedicated to…"
Jan 13
Shane replied to HEATHER SCHIRMACHER's discussion Homeschooling
"I thought this site was for public discussions on issues of importance. But now this topic has been move off the front page after a very short time period, while other topics of little substance stayed for many days and sometime weeks. The comments…"
Jan 12
Rachel McCall replied to HEATHER SCHIRMACHER's discussion Homeschooling
"For your middle schooler there are several online options.  I am a teacher with Polk Virtual and will be enrolling my son with us next year for middle school.  We have two options (1.  full time - this includes 6 classes and all…"
Jan 12
Just Jen replied to HEATHER SCHIRMACHER's discussion Homeschooling
"Hi. I'm homeschooling my son for pre k. We tried a 3 year old pre k briefly last year and while it was a fantastic place/facility filled with wonderful teachers and administrators he wasn't fitting into the classroom well. So I pulled him…"
Jan 12
Shane replied to HEATHER SCHIRMACHER's discussion Homeschooling
"It seems like others have done a good job of explaining the Home School "option."  Other than the first comment, which was stated with the opinion of removing a parent(s) consideration of "options."  But to…"
Jan 12
DeEtte replied to HEATHER SCHIRMACHER's discussion Homeschooling
"Starting out homeschooling can be frightening, don't let it scare you. It is not as hard as people want to make you think it is. It is time consuming and you have to find time for you. I have 2 special ed kids, one in 5th grad and one in 8th.…"
Jan 12
Stephanie Walker replied to HEATHER SCHIRMACHER's discussion Homeschooling
"I homeschool my 3 children.  My son is also very active and loves being homeschooled.  Everyday and he's 12, he goes out in the woods searching for animals or fishing before he starts his work.  It helps spend his excess energy…"
Jan 11
twinmami01 replied to HEATHER SCHIRMACHER's discussion Homeschooling
"Well, in all honesty, anyone that home schools would normally look into homeschooling because they do have issues with education and are willing to take matters into their own hands. There are several groups in the area. Here is a link with more…"
Jan 11
Lady Lu Lu replied to HEATHER SCHIRMACHER's discussion Homeschooling
"I know there are some groups in the Lakeland area that offer support and could help answer your questions. Maybe try googling Homeschool moms or even looking on Facebook. I agree that a traditional school setting is not always right for every kid.…"
Jan 11
HEATHER SCHIRMACHER posted a discussion

Homeschooling

Hi, I am putting this out there asking for either help or opinions.  I am considering homeschooling my children, at least my kindergartener.  He is having problems adjusting in school.  His problems have become a problem for the teacher(s) and other students.  What I am asking for is: who else out there home school's? What is the easiest way to go about homeschooling?  Does it cost, like do you have to pay for books, etc?  Does anyone use the free virtual schools?  What do you do to make sure…See More
Jan 11
HEATHER SCHIRMACHER posted a status
"The Lakeland Ledger no longer free to read online!!!....What kinda nonsense is that!! Guess it is just another way to get money."
May 16, 2013

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