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Sorry to take so long to reply, I seemed to have problems finding this page again.
I started homeschooling for two reasons - one, my daughter was starting to have a problem in Maths, and I realised that she had not understood some stuff WAY back, and without the foundations she could not move on. In a class of 30 or so, the teacher was not able to really deal with it, and that brings me to to the second reason - in Standard 4, all the pressure of the SEA exam meant that she wasn't really being educated, or being taught to WANT to learn. All the emphasis was on speed, so she was writing down any old answer just to turn the page and finish in time, not bothering about accuracy.
I spoke to various people who I know were homeschooling, and we are using Lifepac, an AlphaOmega curriculum. It is good for me as I am just starting, so I need the structure.
I saw further back you said people look at you funny when you say you are homeschooling, but these days I find that many people say, "Oh I know someone who does that, or my sister does that" and don't seem to think it is so strange. In fact I am involved with a group of families, the group is getting too big, and other people are thinking of forming new ones.