Homeschooling Again Posted January 21, 2011 Share Posted January 21, 2011 I'm so very excited. I've been afterschooling my ds since last January, which has been tough since he started 3rd grade in September. Only a week ago I learned that I could part-time homeschool, so beginning January 31 my ds will be attending ps in the am and coming home at noon for his classical education! I received such insight and support from some of this site's members and am on cloud nine right now (I had the meeting yesterday with the school principal, who agreed). What I'd ask from you all is to review the following curriculum and let me know what you think: In the mornings, he gets math (an amalgam of a few different models, including something called Houghton Mifflin math and Expressions), spelling, and "extras" (one day a week for art, music, and library). He also gets gym. Does anyone have any familiarity with those two math programs? I freaked out the other day when I saw that he was doing an equasion using Everyday Math, so either some of that is part of those two math programs, or she's peppering EM into the curriculum as well. Then he comes home. :D I'm planning on doing the following: Everyday 20 minutes of Mammoth Math 45 minutes of reading (plus 15 minutes in the evenings, as he has been doing) writing (WWE 2X/week plus history narration 2X/week and FLL 3X/week) 4 days/week 5 minutes Zaner-Bloser handwriting (I want him to write in cursive by the end of this year -- they seem not to care much about cursive in school) spelling (words he'll get from school to work on) 3 days/week Grammar (FLL) Latin (Prima Latina) History (SOTW V. 2) Memory work 2 days/week Science (Earth Science) Music/Art All told, I estimate we'll be spending 2 1/2 hours Monday - Thursday and 2 hours on Friday. In addition I plan on taking a couple of field trips a month. I must admit that when I left the school yesterday afternoon after the meeting with the principal I felt a bit scared -- one of those "what have I done?" moments. Both the principal and ds's teacher were very nice and accommodating but I got the impression they were wondering who I was to think I could teach my son without the years of teaching experience and educational degrees they have. By the time I'd walked home, though, my feelings of doubt and anxiety had mostly left and now I'm only feeling excited (as is my son)! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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