Edited by MistyMountain, 26 February 2012 - 01:46 PM.
How much time do you spend on 1st grade
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The bulk of our work is done from 9am-11:30am with Lego breaks interspersed. Prior to 9am ds practices piano for half an hour, and after lunch we have an hour of read-alouds and then ds reads to me. In the afternoons we have our more active subjects, Tae Kwon Do, or sometimes science experiments, or playdates with friends.
If you count practicing an instrument and reading time, we are at something close to 4 hours, but if you are looking at strictly sit down formal work, it is probably more like 1.5-2 hours.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:02 PM
Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:43 PM
Additionally, he practices the violin from 15 minutes to half an hour daily.
After lunch, I read aloud to him and he reads to me. That takes less than an hour.
We do gymnastics once a week for an hour, baseball a couple of times a week and his outside half-hour violin lesson. I consider all of that school too.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:59 PM
But then she does all her educational PC games, watches PBS Kids and learns from that, and reads just about anything I'll let her. If you count all that - she does 8+ hours!
Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:02 PM
1-1.5 hours. It depends on the day and what subjects we do. Some days, usually review days, math takes longer because he hates review!
Same here. I think she could handle more though, but will let her enjoy her childhood instead of making her grow up too fast.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:22 PM
Bible: 30 minutes
LA: 1 hour 15 minutes
Science/history: 30 minutes
Piano: 20 minutes
We read aloud at bedtime as well.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:33 AM
During the two hours, that was my only rigid time with them. The rest of the time is playground, lots and lots of field trips. Children get a lot of stimulation from museum trips, nature walks, trips to the library, and the park. Do not ever forget those parts to a first grader's life. Even if you forget to do math, try to remember the park or a field trip. You will find them to be extremely valuable.
Field trip ideas:
1. Park or playground
2. Museum- especially great because children hear the proper pronunciation of scientific terms.
3. Botanically gardens
4. Local Audabon center
6. Local children's theatre
7. Local symphony orchestra- in the summer many of my surrounding towns had free concerts
8. Amusement park or state fair
10. Walking in your backyard and identifying trees, leaves, bushes
Sorry, this was so long!
Blessings in your homeschooling journey!
Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:53 AM
That is only an estimate because I don't really track time and I don't schedule time.
That's also usually spread out a bit.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:57 PM
The trainer told us, for example, that most 2-5 year old have a 2-3 minute attention span. 6-8 year olds their attention span jumps to about 4-5 minutes. 8 and up is around 10-15 minutes.
Hmmm... that's not been my experience. I taught 2 year olds and 3-4 year olds at church. The 2 year olds probably had a 5-7 minute attention span, and the 3-4 year olds were more like 10-15 minutes. My first grader had no problem doing one-on-one work in a subject for 15-20 minutes. Going beyond 20 minutes was often going to be a no-go though. So I agree with keeping subjects short (a la CM ), but I don't think it has to be THAT short. I can't even imagine doing much in 5 minutes for school. The only thing we did that quick was FLL1 (we could do 5 lessons in about 10 minutes ).
Also, while spending short amounts of time per subject, I alternated writing and non-writing subjects. That was very helpful for my pencil-phobic son.
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I probably read aloud to him for another hour, and he reads to himself for about an hour a day, if you want to count those things. I try to keep him from thinking of that as school, though.
Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:31 PM
But the rest of the days were filled with meaningful play and work. We went to the park and to every museum possible. We gardened. We all did chores together. We read books, books, and more books. We visited the library. We worked on crafts most days. We cooked together. We sang. ----So all of that was educational; I considered all of it part of our homeschool day.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:50 AM