So how did I spend my night out with other homeschooling mom’s? Well, we went to a movie on homeschooling, of course. “Class Dismissed” premiered in Charlotte Tuesday evening. “Class Dismissed” is a film that follows a family with school-aged children. The two kids want to be homeschooled, but the parents are hesitant. The parents went through the typical homeschool process if you start in the later years after your children already attended school-rigid school at home, meltdown and rebellion of the kids, deschool, research on curriculum, try a homeschool charter program, and finally unschool.
If you are homeschooling and have family or friends who don’t understand your decision, then the movie will give them a glimpse into your life. If you are considering homeschooling or if your children keep asking you to homeschool, then the movie will give you a glimpse of the journey. If you homeschool, then the movie is preaching to the choir. Overall, the film did a terrific job portraying all of the phases that we go through. Unfortortunately, only private showings are happening for the most part right now but you will be able to purchase a DVD of it soon.
The film did a terrific job displaying how learning and life become intertwined when you homeschool. For our family this week, the learning web was strung. We had a busy week. [I am not a car lover. Between the movie(which begins showing the hectic time in the mornings to get to school) and driving all over the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area this week, I reminded myself how lucky I am to be able to homeschool my three awesome kids.] Monday went smoothly. Tuesday, my Dad came up to work with Sims on Physics in the morning. The afternoon included gymnastics in Mooresville and a geocaching race at Latta Plantation and finally a trip to Charlotte to watch the movie. Wednesday, back to Charlotte to pick up the kids and grocery shop and to Latta Plantation for Adventure Journaling. Thursday, Sawyer’s allergy shot and 10 year old check up and Christmas in Davidson filled the day. Luckily, we ended the week with our Friday morning hike. The best part of the hike was walking into the nature center to warm hot chocolate!