I'm finding the juggling of life is the hardest aspect of homeschool right now.
I'm homeschooling DS 6(will be 7 in Sept) 2nd grade
DD 4 (will be 5 in Nov) Kindergarten
I also have a 2.5yoDD at home and I'm expecting #4 in Oct.
We took home schooling at a very part time pace until about a month ago. Now we're going *almost* at a full time status. But in order to do all their work and lessons we do part time on weekends as well (reading spelling and ideally writing at the very minimum)
DS has ADHD. Many of the things his specialist had commented on during the assessment we haven't really had an issue with until we "kicked it into high gear". His working memory is borderline retadation! It took 1 month for him to master 8 spelling words. Thats with verbally reading and spelling them daily, writing them daily, using and writing them in sentences. Sometimes even twice a day working on spelling words. While doing his work there can be absolutely nothing else in arms reach ideally in a several foot radius or he becomes so distracted he has no idea what he's supposed to be doing. Even then theres no guarantee cause i don't know if you know this or not but a pencil makes an awesome drum stick, combine that with his mouth and i've got live music most of the day! lol
DD wants to do as much work as him so i've been supplementing and adding extra work for her daily. Which is frustrating in a sense because i don't feel like i can keep up with her. Don't get me wrong i love it on one hand. This girl didn't even know her colors (other then pink and purple until well over 3, not for lack of trying on my part.) And she had 0 interest in letters or numbers until just over a month ago. Now she knows almost all of 1-10 and many letters. So i love her sudden desire to learn but i need her to be able to not be doing so much work. But if i give her a non-school related task she just cries and gets upset that she wants to learn.
DD2 is just a terror. lol. Shes into everything. During reading times she decides it is time to sing at the top of her lungs. She's been super clingy and wants to be in my lap or arms all the time. I get a semi break when DH gets home. Theres really no guarantee on naps to be able to plan around.
I'm trying to keep the house basic cleaned every day (dishes twice, sweep kitchen, sweep living room, wipe down stove/counters, put away laundry or wash diapers) But i'm also trying to get some deep cleaning and seasonal things done in prep for babys birth.
I just feel like nothing is getting done and i'm getting so frustrated.
I don't know how to help DS learn his words. Literally after an entire week of his words he had only learned one! And the same mistakes he was making at the begining of the week he was still making at the end of the week. Even though daily we went over them, daily we discussed the reading/writing rules he was ignoring daily we practiced them in a variety of ways.
Any ideas and how the heck do you get it all done!!!