GreenIsGood2 Posted September 25, 2012 Share Posted September 25, 2012 (edited) So, I feel like I have made a mess out of my DD (10-fifth) curriculum this year. I have been working all week trying to figure out what direction to go. I have just decided I am going to ask all of you because being only my second year I am really afraid of making more mistakes. In a nutshell, she is just kind of unhappy with some of it. Bored maybe? Or, maybe she just doesn't like too much homework and I should stick to my guns more? Ugh! Here's an overview: My DD is actively trying to work with me to figure out works best. Over the summer through the help of some nice ladies here I have discovered that she is possibly gifted and very VSL. She is CRAZY creative and I have to keep her on task because she has so many projects going. She excels in ballet, theatre and gymnastics. She is horrible at spelling when she writes stories, but gets a perfect on her spelling tests. Loves math, science and technology. So far this year: Tried MCT (Town): She thinks it's "babyish" - wanted to drop it right away. CLE math 5 - likes it - but wishes she had some "hard stuff" she says? However, she complains of too many problems to do for homework?? R&S English 5 - Likes the lesson - says too much homework to do because she knows it already. So far, great retention. A's on tests. Boring for her. IEW Intensive - LOVES IT - wants to keep - finds him hysterical LOF Fractions - loved it but she says it's too much to do with CLE. Science - She can't get enough. She likes it, but I think it might be too easy. She does her own experiments with her microscope along with CP Science. History- likes it now that I have added our own "scrapbook" type art activity to go along with it. We make it out of all the key points she learns in Story of the USA. NaNoRiMo - FAVORITE LOVES IT. Typing, piano, GSWS, GSWL, States & Capitals we are all good with. Here are the other things: Added Mark Kistler Drawing videos online. She has done 4-5 a day. Loves it so much. Also added BrainPop App, Brainquest App, Stack the States APP as a "fun" option, and of course she likes them. Her other complaints: She wishes it was all in one spot and that she could do it all alone. She is very independent. For example, I showed her Laurel Springs, because she thought she wanted something online, and she loved it. Kinda pricey, and I am not sure if it will actually fit her needs because of all the artsy? I've also considered Oak Meadow? I see her light up when she draws, does NaNoRiMo, etc. Can it all be like that? Or, am I dreaming? I am afraid to cut anything like R&S and CLE because of how good everyone says they are? Any advice? Edited September 25, 2012 by GreenIsGood2 xpost Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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