Our Journey Away From School
by Rebecca M. Penoyer in The Link Homeschool Newspaper (Volume 5 Issue 3)
Our girls loved school! It was a private, parent-sponsored, Christian school. It had a spacious, beautiful, state-of-the-art campus, complete with computers, athletic fields, and a nature center tucked into the adjoining woods. The members of the faculty were all nice people, who loved what they were doing and took an interest in each individual child. Every teacher was certified, and each brought fresh approaches to classroom instruction.
So … why did we choose to -homeschool? Our story begins in the 1995-96 school year.
Our daughter Beth was a bright, sensitive, gregarious child who loved to play violin and soccer. She had been attending the school since preschool, and always had the privilege of being taught by loving teachers who were truly interested in her. Her lack of organization sometimes affected her grades, but her happy-go-lucky spirit remained undaunted … until the fourth grade.