What do you recommend and what type of schedules do you sent in your households?
I cannot tell you what I would recommend for your child since I have no knowledge of them, their learning style, your teaching style, past school history, etc...
But, I can tell you what my 6th grader did this year: Bible-Apologia's Who is God and an advent study for the month of Dec., Language-Queens and some reading comprehension workbooks, Spelling-Bob Jones, Reading- readers and read-alouds from Sonlight with book reports, History- Story of the World with activity guide and test booklet with lots of journaling, Science- Apologia's Anatomy & Phys. with junior journal, Math- Teaching Textbooks, Spanish- Rosetta Stone, Typing- Platinum Typing (I think ), Art- Creativity Express art CD, PE- jui-jitsu 3-4 times per week, and co-op on Fridays.
Each of my kids have a planner that I write in everything they need to get done each day for each subject. My 6th grader would usually do school from 9 am - 2 pm with a short morning break and a 45 min. lunch break.
Well, material wise it depends on what state and city you live in. My oldest is in 6th grade and he goes to OHDELA. He starts off the day with a live lesson at 9:00 but has to logged in and ready by 8:55. He then attends another live lesson at 10:40-11:20, then another live lesson at 12:00 to 12:45. He then eats lunch and does school work. At 1:45 he atteds his last live lesson of the day. It lasts until 3:00. He has a full day but the teachers have them do the homework there with them while on line and they have to participate.
We live in Kansas and I am looking at online schools. Thank you so much for sharing your information.
The other comments are quite right. It all depends on your State Laws, and your child's learning style. Because of his age, I would have him involved in your decision making because he is more likely to co-operate if he feels "he owns the plan".
My children are now grown, but I still tutor and give workshops to home educators and tutors. I get asked many questions like yours, and put together some free information that should help you.
Thank you for providing this information for me! I am just glad that I have enough time to get organized and decide what is best for my daughter and then my son next year.
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