New....Experimenting this week with Homeschooling
HI everyone! My name is Dawn and I am a Christian, Stay at Home Mom to 2 boys. Dakota is 9 & Nickolas is 2. I homeschooled Dakota for K and 1st grade. He went back to public school for 2nd grade & is currently still enrolled (3rd grade now).
Dakota has been diagnosed with ADHD & has a reading/reading comprehension learning disability. He is currently reading at a 1st grade level. He has had issues with bullies at school as well. He is not doing well, even though his IEP allows him to be in a co-taught classroom. Because of this, I am experimenting with him this week. For the past 3 days, while he is still off on Christmas Break, I have been doing school with him at home. If all goes well, my husband and I will be prayerfully making a decision by Friday whether or not to send him back on Monday to public school or to homeschool him permanently.
Looking forward to getting to know some other home school moms! Would love to hear how you all do it...
Is your homeschool structured or more laid back? Do you take lots of breaks?
Do you use a curriculum? If so, which one?
Those with little ones....and a small home....how do you keep it quiet so that your olders can focus?
Any tips would be appreciated!!! :) I am thinking about just using 2nd grade stuff to finish out the school year because he is so far behind & they talked about not advancing him last year. They did anyway, and then this year's 3rd grade teacher said he is significantly behind. So, I'm thinking a review of 2nd grade things would be best for him & really focusing on the reading. Then for 3rd grade, I was thinking of using Switched on Schoolhouse because he really enjoys the computer & gets bored easily. Thoughts??
41 yr old, Stay at Home Mommy