Rosy Posted December 12, 2011 Share Posted December 12, 2011 Up until Nov, DS took about 90% of my energy during our school time. Now that he's in PS, I'm finding that I'm capable of doing more, and I'm considering how I might make the younger girls' educations a little more rigorous. This is what we're doing so far (they are in 1st and 2nd grades): Read-Aloud Bible Study Guide for All Ages (and/or Scripture memory) SOTW, Science, or Art (1x/week each except SOTW, which is often 2x/week) Math (2nd grader does TT3, 1st grader does MUS Alpha) Spelling Workout 30 min. of reading (2nd grader usually does more on her own) To me, the most glaring hole is writing--we were doing WWE2, but dropped it when DS started school. Neither of them was ready for it. So we could go back and redo WWE1, or do something different. Neither of them really need penmanship practice. We are also in an enrichment co-op one day a week--the classes are fairly meaty, but not anything I would factor into our normal curriculum. Why do I feel like we need to add anything? Mostly because the girls have a lot of free time now, and so do I. They are able to do more than they currently are. My ideas about what to add are these: more time doing math, a supplemental math curric, more time reading independently, American history, definitely a writing curric, maybe a reading curric. Or I could just leave the time open (and the TV off) and let them develop their interests. What would you do? Thanks in advance! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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