MusicMama Posted July 15, 2012 Share Posted July 15, 2012 I have tried some light Kindergarten work during the summer, when I didn't feel like hovering over the toilet from morning sickness, lol. I have a 3.5 yr old son who loves to "do letters" with mommy and likes to play with his c-rods. That, along with coloring activities and read alouds is all he gets and I feel it is perfect for him. My two year old son tries to color in the reading books and eat the c-rods, and he thinks that is perfect for him. :coolgleamA: My daughter on the other hand, adores all forms of school. We start with circle time, review address, scripture verses, poems, and some memory songs etc. We have 10-15 min of reading time and 10-15 minutes of Miquon math. Spanish is something that I feel strongly about, so we spend about 30 minutes watching a Elementary Spanish or Salsa Spanish episode while they eat lunch, and maybe a coloring activity sheet that corresponds. This is what we did last year for her K4 year. My problem is that I'm trying to expand what we cover for Kindergarten. I purchased Intro to Science and Adventures in America here. I find that it is age appropriate for my daughter and she LOVES all the activities and books, but I can't do it all!!!!! On top of that, I feel like we should cover handwriting, art, and piano, but I don't think I have even cracked open those books yet. I am pregnant, and have 3 kids 5 and under. My husband is home for the summer, so I have constant help. He starts work in a week, and I feel like I can't even manage to cover the basics of Kindergarten when he's here, how will I ever handle having more than one child doing "real" school?!? Or even one doing something as advanced as 3rd grade material. To make it worse, a bunch of my friends all think I am some sort of homeschooling expert, even when I have NEVER taught a school aged child! I don't have anyone to turn to in RL, and feel barraged for "help" by people who have no intentions of following through what little hard earned advice I have. Feeling overwhelmed and discouraged. :nopity: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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