I haven’t forgotten you!

My apologies that step four of “Starting the Homeschool Journey” has not been posted yet!  In all the muss and fuss of the holidays I have misplaced my notes on Curriculum Fairs!

I am steadily but slowly digging us out of all this mess.  We stopped yesterday when Sam saw me preparing stuff (in the hopes of starting schooling again on Monday) and she decided she wanted to start back to school right then.  UGH… so we sat down and did a few worksheets, which turned into several sheets, which turned into reading many many books!  Other than laundry and cooking supper, not much else was accomplished.

***For those moms out there feeling discouraged because your kids don’t seem to be “getting it”…. wait…  Sam didn’t “get” clocks or time when we did it a few weeks ago…  drove me nuts…  but yesterday she was answering the questions like it was the easiest thing she’s ever done.  Even dared to call it boring.  Seems once the information moved into her long term memory it made more sense to her.  Maybe she just needed to let it all sink in.     Don’t give up!  It comes back to them later!***

While we all wait for me to find my information, and my house, and my schedule….   I have a question for all the homeschooling parents out there….

Which have you found works better:

A little bit of each subject each day?

or

A chunk of one or two subjects on a specific day (more like college classes where you have math on Tues/Thurs and English on Mon/Wed)?

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7 responses to “I haven’t forgotten you!

  1. We have tried both ways, and for our daughter (7 years) it seems to work better having a bit of each subject everyday unless of course she gets really interested in something. She often gets bored or frustrated working on many new concepts that build on one another in one subject in one day, but some days she really takes off in areas like science.

    My son, on the other hand, can only grasp a few concepts at a time (he is only 4), so we do math one day, letters another, and so on.

    Art, music and pe (which is now Wii time lol) are done daily unless we are side tracked, and that happens at least once or twice a week *sigh*.

    I would love to hear from those who have children in older elementary and middle school.

  2. Wendy- Do you have Big Brain Academy for the Wii…definitely an educational favorite in my house!

  3. Yes we do have that, and Catilyn is pretty good at it already (we have only had the system a week). Playground is a great one for coordination and building confidence if you are looking for something fun. We are so blessed to have friends and family to help us this year with spoiling the kids, because there is no way we could afford that stuff!

  4. We only have ours because David traded all of his old Playstation stuff for it… what a sacrifice 🙂

    Now he gets 10% off any used stuff, so most of our games are used…

  5. Pingback: The new game plan is working…. this week.. « I’m not crazy, I’m homeschooling.

  6. We have bought a few things used after trading our old game thing off too, but it was really old, so we did not get much for it.

  7. We definately prefer an immersion method of working – we usually follow a topic for a few weeks (incorporating art, writing and so on). Then we might have a week when we do a whole lot of maths – then none again (unless something comes up) while we do another topic. Its a bit hair-raising sometimes but it seems to all work out over time.
    Have enjoyed your homeschool journey posts! best wishes, Julie at http://www.he-resources.co.uk

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