So, I am thinking we need to do a more year round schooling for now and just be more serious this year. I'm thinking 5 weeks on, 1 week off (longer at Christmas and longer at the end of the regular school year). Another problem is that we ended school and had almost three weeks off before I had them sit down and take the test..and I hadn't done any tests with DD this year at all, so I think there was some test anxiety and ps flashbacks going on. But it still doesn't help me prove to the doubters that this is the best decision. I told DH I really want to use this as a tool to work on weak areas.
The issues she had were with math computation, reading comprehension, and spelling. So if anyone has any ideas to help me strengthen those areas, please share! Also, how do you all feel about memorizing multiplication facts? Is it a requirement in your opinion?