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Posted by on Jul. 27, 2011 at 9:29 AM
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 After looking into k12 and several options i'm actually gonig with LessonPathways. But if you have looked through their free online curriculum you know you have to look through and find where your child is. After doing this I realize DD (1st grade) is almost 2nd math, reviewing some K phonics but mostly 1stgrade, and K science and history (you can thank public school for that).

So mostly it means we are just going with it! I actually thrive with things like this. And for a bit of help I log what we do. For Ex. R-Little Critters my pets. This is what we Read yesterday. Then I put how long, just to see if I hit 4hrs a day. Being july..we will work our way up to that.

For now I am finishing out her K mathworkbook from school, reading easy reads daily, and cant wait to go outside for science. Now if I can only find a good way to start spanish..for free..

Mommy to Corbin (8-epilepsy,autism, add) Kayla (6) Collin (1.5), Wife to Ben-OT, and I love teaching- M.Ed Early Childhood. SAHM & Homeschooling. Come watch us at www.youtube.com/user/1212wright

by on Jul. 27, 2011 at 9:29 AM
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MommaTasha1003
by on Jul. 27, 2011 at 10:14 AM

Do you have to do 4hrs a day for your state? If not, I wouldnt worry about hitting the 4 hours so much at this age. As long as she is learning, growing, and enjoying it (I think kids ENJOYING education is the biggest lesson in the early ages) the actual time spend doesnt matter :) .

But dont get me wrong if your just logging for yourself. I understand. I plan on doing the same thing for us as well. :)

Id really love to find a good spanish program for kids that is not expensive as well! I dont know spanish so that really scares me. It would have to be a pretty good stand alone program so I could learn with her maybe!

wright1212
by on Jul. 27, 2011 at 10:45 AM

 I do have to do 4hrs, but I only write on a print out. Plus we do COOP, dance, ect. Plus its only 1st grade so lots of fun hands on games still.

For spanish. Someone just gave me a good tip to put on our favorite short kid movies and set to spanish with caption on. I think I may just add in a few vocab words with what we are doing. For ex this week we are doing community so why not do house, school, car, street, city in spanish? Just work on speaking this year and writing reading spanish another year.

oredeb
by on Jul. 27, 2011 at 1:31 PM

 oh boy!! sounds like your gona have fun! enjoy it they are only young once!!

 

pinkdragonsegg
by on Jul. 29, 2011 at 4:11 AM

If you have a nintendo DS , My spanish coach is an awesome way for kids to start learning spanish...they come in all kinds of other languages also. I love the My coach games. :)

also:

http://www.123teachme.com/learn_spanish/spanish_for_children

http://www.learn4good.com/kids/learning_spanish_online/free_lessons_for_children.htm

http://www.spanishtown.ca/

http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jcheek3/spanish.htm

http://www.learnspanishtoday.com/learning_module/guide_index.htm

and my favorites 

http://onlinefreespanish.com/

http://www.learnalanguage.com/learn-spanish/

and i looked into that lesson pathways.....AWESOME! I will definitly be using that site. :)


Maridel
by on Jul. 30, 2011 at 1:43 AM

I too am looking for a good spanish curriculum. Rosetta Stone is just too pricey considering I speak spanish! lol BUt i'm really not doing a good job teaching my kids. I want something that will keep me on track teaching them new words daily and trying to keep up with conversations with them (even when they don't understand me!) Everything other than Rosetta Stone though seems to be just basic vocabulary, which i can teach myself.

SimplySonita
by on Aug. 1, 2011 at 12:27 AM

For free spanish-check your locallibrary for teaching videos.

or use livemocha.com


 

LostTheSlipper
by Bronze Member on Aug. 1, 2011 at 8:30 PM


Quoting SimplySonita:

For free spanish-check your locallibrary for teaching videos.

or use livemocha.com


Local libraries also often have access to different language learning software. Ours has access to several, in many different languages. Cruise their website or ask someone at the reference desk if they have it available.

LindaClement
by on Aug. 2, 2011 at 12:38 AM

Find someone in your neighbourhood who speaks Spanish and invite them over every week for an hour or two of working together (making tamales, or painting their house, or sewing clothes for charity... whatever blows your hair back, really) with your kids involved.

Do half in English, so they can practice their English, and the other half in Spanish so you and your kids can learn it the way people learn language best: by using it and being in the middle of it.

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