Bailie is currnetly in elementry school. This will be our second year homeschooling and now that we have the hang of it and really like it we are in a great groove! We found so far that children dont all learn at the same rate just because they are the same age, so why lump them together in a school with their peers and force them to all work at the same rate? All this does is force some children ahead in a subject they havent yet mastered and hold them back when they’re ready to move on and excel! A childs mind is like a sponge and should be constantly challenged but not forced to move on before they’re ready.
Why Homeschooling? – https://turner08family.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/why-homeschooling/
Homeschooling “goal” is as follows:
Sunday : Sunday school and church
Monday – Saturday : We plan to school every day but of course can, will, and do take any day we want to off. Sometimes we go on “field trips” that are nothing more than regular everyday trips out and about that can be chalked up to learning experiences and sometimes they’re real ones to museums and such.
Day to day our goal is to:
- wake up and watch tv (news and coffee for me, cartoons for the kiddos) then turn off the tv at 10.
- 10:30 we go on a walk and 11:00 we play at the park while Kenna naps and knock out our basket work.
- 11:30-12:30 quiet time then lunch
- 1:00 – 3:00 school work time
- We start with bible and memory work.
- Then we do writing and book work.
- Last is computer work through http://www.time4learning.com where she covers reading, math, science, and social studies
- 4:00-5:00 is project time. (we may garden, bake, science experiments, etc.)
- Then we spend the rest of the evening as a family.
Links to posts about homeschooling:
- Farmer’s Market Fun
- Learning to Read
- Book Balloons
- Life Lessons
- Lessons NOT learned: Stealing/Speaking up
- The Prayer Hand
- Schooling Debate
- Kiddies In the Kitchen
- Science Experiments with Baby Food Jars
- A Month of Active Learning Games
- Double Digit Adding
- Happy Pi Day
- A Fun Day at the Children’s Museum