Shifting to Homeschooling in Korea, Because…..

Sorry, this isn’t a recipe blog today. I wish I have all of you to join us, though! It’s to celebrate our boys with their favorite Sashimi Lunch.

Hooray! We are congratulating ourselves, kids’ grade year has finally, finally, finally ended, and celebrating my big decision……. Both kids are shifting to Homeschooling from this year! Kids can focus on learning, not mind exhausting and time wasting to deal with unnecessary issues at school.

We went through a lot especially in past two years at school, just to point a few out of hundreds, both kids had extreme immoral teachers in their 3rd grades.

You won’t believe stories we have. We could bring issues to court if we wanted to, but we tried to be kind and save our time. Not only immoral teachers’ issues, school had a long term add-on construction during the school year. That’s right, kids study in the “under-construction” site. What about kids’ health?? Some kids (not ours) start showing the signs of asthma, but school requires the official doctor’s notes that proofs that your child “had” developed the actual asthma for them to have sick days approved.

As soon as the construction has began, I withdrew our kids out of school. Class teachers became very personal, but what more important is kids’ health, not the perfect attendance. Spend all day in the construction site? Not an option. I was an architectural interior designer in New York, I know what it leads to. I pointed out the extreme threats on children’s small lungs, in reality, there were many court cases by construction workers in United States regards to the development of lung cancers. See, the macho construction workers with bigger lungs can get sick.

Whatever we said, the answer we got was “But everybody comes school, and having construction during school days is very common in Korea.”

For a year, I sent kids only important chapter test days, events, and so, to cover the minimum attendance. In a way, we were half way prepared for full homeschooling in the past year.