Friday, August 31, 2012

How's homeschooling going?

We have been homeschooling Hannah (second grade) for about four weeks now. The first few days were rough. She didn't want to get back into the routine of doing real work. We had to take frequent breaks (which I normally don't do during learning time). But after a bumpy start, she got the hang of it and began somewhat of a routine. The first week we did a learning unit about the Olympics. It was fun to learn about other countries, and she loved that this gave her an excuse to watch some tv almost every day, which is a rarity at our house.

Last week I began teaching her multiplication and division. I realized that because she can already skip-count, this would be much easier than I thought! Tonight at Walmart, she even asked me to buy her multiplication flash cards!

I still don't have a specific curriculum. I am sort of going off the concepts in the Core Knowledge books. But we are very electric in the way we schedule and implement things.

Our neighbor, Mr. Larry, heard that we are homeschooling, and his reaction was "Well, you've got to let go of them sometime. They need to get out of the house, away from mom and dad, and learn their own way." I agree. Our home-school co-op classes are starting next week - and I couldn't be more excited!!

Monday, August 6, 2012

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