I feel like we've got some great curriculum picks. I like what we are doing, but can't seem to get it all done. Maybe I could change curriculum to something more independent for the kids, or cut something out.
Please, please give me some advice on what to cut or how to streamline. I know I can be blind to the obvious
sometimes every day.
We have also had a ridiculous number of sick days this school year (3 stomach viruses!), and I am starting to stress about how behind we are.
This is our plan, but we are not hitting it all.
We start with hymns, a devotional, memory work, and prayer.
AAS1 and 2 -every day
Singapore Math 2a and 3a -every day
ELTL1 and ELTL2 -4 days a week
cursive for the 3rd grader with English
Silent reading time most days
SOTW3 -2 or 3 days week
Song School Latin -2 or 3 days week
Science in the Beginning -2 or 3 days week
AAR and story time for the little guy
My kids are separate for spelling, math, and English, together for the rest.
We have occupational therapy, music and science homeschool classes on Tuesday.
We have PE and pragmatic speech therapy on Wednesday.
We have social skills therapy and piano lessons on Friday.
Trying to fit in playdates, daily exercise, athletic skills, crafts, board games, and cleaning the house.
My 3rd grader is sweet, nurturing, compliant, and very prone to distraction. She is often forgetful. She struggles with spelling, and is (just like her mama) very slooooow at math. She loves reading, English, science, craft stuff. I require almost no writing other than spelling and copywork.
My 1st grader is interesting, curious, challenging, bright. He is on the autism spectrum and his perfectionism causes frequent meltdowns that disrupt the school day. Even the transition to getting dressed or leaving the house is a battle. He is incredibly stubborn, but if I can get him started, he loves to learn. He catches on quickly and remembers what he has learned. He loves reading, history, and English. He can help his sister with math and spelling, though he is doing his own lower level books.
My preschooler is happy, energetic, loud, extroverted. He doesn't like to be alone, and craves attention. He will never be the little kid who sits quietly coloring and listening in on his older siblings' work. While I am teaching spelling, or dealing with his brother's meltdown, he will be overflowing the sink and bathtub, or eating an entire bag of chocolate chips!
Edited by ThursdayNext, 17 October 2017 - 04:24 PM.