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That seems to keep haivng to change the way we do school ? I have had to change methods several times. I am starting to wonder if I can even pull this off. Any suggestions or advice?

I started off too simple, my 5yo was very bored and just did not want to do it, so I added stuff then it was too hard. Now I just feel lost and like I am failing.


by on Nov. 26, 2011 at 12:49 PM
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mem82
by Platinum Member on Nov. 27, 2011 at 3:06 PM

What kind of schooling do you do? Do you feel more comfortable with a school at home approach or do you lean a different way? I ask so I can frame my answer correctly. 8)

Boobah
by Nikki :) on Nov. 27, 2011 at 8:12 PM
We change the way we homeschool constantly, but with the same materials mostly. We have changed art and music, but kept pretty much everything else.
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Shellie1084
by on Nov. 27, 2011 at 8:20 PM

Our "schedule" changes meaning we don't do things in the same order daily, but other than that we stay pretty routine. We use a curriculum from ABEKA and I really like it, we do take some things out and put different things in though, that part is just trial and error. I have no problem throwing things out that don't work though.

Keep trying and remember why you decided to homeschool in the first place. Make 1 goal  and reward yourself and your child when you meet your goal. (Example of goal: being able to write numbers 1-10)

Gumberly
by on Nov. 27, 2011 at 9:36 PM
I have changed our phonics program 3 times (sticking with the current one for sure) science twice, and once for math,geography, and handwriting.
While I am always hopeful that each one will be the keeper,if something isn't working then it has to go.
sew4fun
by on Nov. 28, 2011 at 12:31 PM

I am not sure what you mean . we have a dedicated room where we do most of our work. Then we also do some things in the kitchen . I honestly do not think I am doing this right LOL! We do alot of worksheets , reading and crafts that is about it . That is part of the reason I feel as if I am failing my girls. I am having a hard time getting creative ( wich is very unusal for me) with schooling and we do not have funds to spend on anything at the moment so I have to do everything free and am without a printer.

Quoting mem82:

What kind of schooling do you do? Do you feel more comfortable with a school at home approach or do you lean a different way? I ask so I can frame my answer correctly. 8)



mem82
by Platinum Member on Nov. 28, 2011 at 1:57 PM

I was asking how you days go? Are you doing school ALL day or just for an hour or two?

One of the things I found helpful with Cole, my 6yo, who has very limited concentration and a very high bored factor, is combining several subjects. We read an easy reader science or social studies book (from the library), sounding out the words, choosing a few to write down, and then we watch a you tube video on the same subjects. So in one lesson, they can learn about a science/s.study subject, practice writing, and sometimes we'll throw a craft or 'lab' on top and call it good. For a younger child, they don't need much more. Maybe take a break, then play an educational game, break, then maybe practice a language or sight words.

Quoting sew4fun:

I am not sure what you mean . we have a dedicated room where we do most of our work. Then we also do some things in the kitchen . I honestly do not think I am doing this right LOL! We do alot of worksheets , reading and crafts that is about it . That is part of the reason I feel as if I am failing my girls. I am having a hard time getting creative ( wich is very unusal for me) with schooling and we do not have funds to spend on anything at the moment so I have to do everything free and am without a printer.

Quoting mem82:

What kind of schooling do you do? Do you feel more comfortable with a school at home approach or do you lean a different way? I ask so I can frame my answer correctly. 8)



sew4fun
by on Nov. 28, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Oh LOL sorry . We shoot for 3-4 hours a day 4 days a week

Quoting mem82:

I was asking how you days go? Are you doing school ALL day or just for an hour or two?

One of the things I found helpful with Cole, my 6yo, who has very limited concentration and a very high bored factor, is combining several subjects. We read an easy reader science or social studies book (from the library), sounding out the words, choosing a few to write down, and then we watch a you tube video on the same subjects. So in one lesson, they can learn about a science/s.study subject, practice writing, and sometimes we'll throw a craft or 'lab' on top and call it good. For a younger child, they don't need much more. Maybe take a break, then play an educational game, break, then maybe practice a language or sight words.

Quoting sew4fun:

I am not sure what you mean . we have a dedicated room where we do most of our work. Then we also do some things in the kitchen . I honestly do not think I am doing this right LOL! We do alot of worksheets , reading and crafts that is about it . That is part of the reason I feel as if I am failing my girls. I am having a hard time getting creative ( wich is very unusal for me) with schooling and we do not have funds to spend on anything at the moment so I have to do everything free and am without a printer.

Quoting mem82:

What kind of schooling do you do? Do you feel more comfortable with a school at home approach or do you lean a different way? I ask so I can frame my answer correctly. 8)





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