DragonflyAcademy Posted September 12, 2012 Share Posted September 12, 2012 I need a reality check.. are my expectations too high? They may be.. I hold a HIGH standard.. I feel as if I need to.. we are homeschooling.. and I have to "prove" my children are receiving a good education.. so maybe I need a reality check.. My expectations: 1. Work is done in a timely fashion.. this means math does not take 4 hours to complete.. 2. Work is done with a good attitude.. which means no eye rolling, sass or back talk about the work. 3. That we have fun... which hardly seems to happen because of the sass and eye rolling.. My daily expectations for the older children (grade 3 and 6) are that they complete: 1 lesson of Saxon math.. some orally..some written (30 problems) 1 Lesson of english (2 pages of BJU english/grammar.. 1 done with me step by step, 1 done by themselves) 1 lesson of reading (silent reading of assigned pages, oral comprehension questions, written questions or phonics lesson.. never both in the same day) 1 Handwriting practice page 1 spelling lesson page 1 IEW lesson (done together at this point.. step by step, broken down into different days) 2 days a week there are assigned Health readings and oral questions 4 days a week there is either assigned history reading (living book) or a lapbook page to correspond with what we are doing 1 day a week an art lesson 4 days a week, music.. composer study.. either reading on the composer or a lapbook type lesson Piano practice, daily.. (we did science over the summer... I will start to assign some science reading as we go on but our formal science was completed over the summer months) Is this too much to expect???? I should add that anything that the child does not understand is carefully gone over.. but if it is just a "I don't want to do it" attitude.. they are left to work through the problem on their own.. Math in particular seems to be the latter at this point... for the oldest.. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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