caroljenn Posted September 18, 2012 Share Posted September 18, 2012 This is our first full year homeschooling. I schooled 1/2 yr in 7th, 1/2 in 8th, and most of 9th, because of my daughter's health issue (Chronic Fatigue). In 7th and 8th, we mirrored her private school's course load, including using the same books and assignments. In 9th grade, she had to be pulled out and put in Home and Hospital care. I basically tried to stay the course and did what her schoolmates were doing. Well, this year we are on our own, homeschooling permanently now. I have her enrolled in outside chemistry, drawing and rocketry classes. We are using MFW Ancient History, SOS Spanish, Prentice Hall Alg 2 (Foerster's was too much) Latin in the Christian Trivium at home. My daughter would do MFW history all day long if I let her. We just changed math curriculum, so we are starting back at Chapter 1, and I enrolled her in ALEKS to make sure there weren't any holes from three years of spotty math teaching (I'm an English person- not the best math teacher!). My question is , do you all think it's ok to slow down one week a month and "catch up" on things? It seems like there are always a few assignments that aren't done at the end of the week, partly from teenage laziness and partly from teenage time-management. This week I didn't assign any MFW at all, just filling in the math holes with ALEKS, a bit of Latin (which is easy for her) and the chemistry and rocketry homework her teachers assign. Maybe a bit of Spanish, maybe more, maybe not. Does anyone else do this? Am I crazy for thinking its ok? Homeschooling has been so stressful, this week has been a relief because we arent swamped! How do I find a good balance and still get stuff done? Sorry this is so long, just need help and venting a little too! Haha! Help!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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