I may have mentioned before that Starling is absolutely brilliant and a wonderful student, but she finds school difficult. This year has been particularly hard on my lil’ princess. There were some claims that she was a bully (untrue), a couple or maybe four or five suspensions for bullying and then the inevitable bullying by other students and their parents about Starling being a bully. That is not right!
She has also been complaining about being bored all year and I have had multiple phone calls with her teachers about what they need to do to challenge Starling more. She would like more field trips, more high interest enrichment like performing plays about fairies that she writes, dressage instead of gym class, and just more. The teachers seem uninterested in even discussing our ideas, particularly very late at night when I have my best ideas, and I am feeling frustrated.
This morning Starling told me that she was no longer going to go to school. She didn’t fight me or anything, just refused to go. I immediately called that lovely private school in the next town over to see if I could drop her off there (I thought that Röbert and I could figure out the tuition etc. later). Did you know that you have to apply ahead of time to go to fancy private schools? Wow. I just thought you needed to show up with a check. Also, more expensive than I expected.
Homeschooling is a no go. I am far too busy with my blog etc. to have time for that. But what can I do? Is there a free alternative to school? Something that is super-convenient for me?