Soooo, I have a 4th grade DD that I started homeschooling this year. She asked for many years and finally I had just had enough of her Montessori Schools shenanigans, so I brought her home.
I stumbled across Classical Conversations and my husband liked it because it was "all laid out" in the guide. I did too for that matter, figured I couldn't screw that up.
After 3 weeks of community (5 weeks schooling), my daughter hates it. She doesn't like the place/people, she doesn't like the stuff we are learning and she doesn't like the way we are doing it. Honestly, I'm still up in the air. I feel like I'm not doing anything other than going over and over and over the Foundations Memory work with no time to do anything else for that.Then she is in Essentials which is the writing/grammar portion and that takes up so much time! She copies charts and writes her paragraphs and that's it.
Our day is Memory review, Math (Life of Fred, which she doesn't like and frankly I don't either), Essentials. Add to that she has a weekly art class, weekly garden class, Piano and Violin. By the time we are done, there is no spelling, no time for any additional reading, no fleshing out anything we are memorizing for Foundations.
I'm pretty sure I'm doing something wrong here. I checked out the 4th grade thread for this year and see that there are so many different options. I see that some are doing a lot of "subjects" and some are doing what I'm guessing might be basics? If it isn't too much trouble, would anyone be willing to tell me the subjects that I should be covering minimum? After that, what would be the extras? I had such high hopes for this. I don't want to let my DD down.