Originally Posted by enjoythesilence
Subbing. We are using k12 currently, because I sensed that my kiddos needed some stucture, though we are struggling with this new way of doing things. Did any of you struggle with k12 if you were very relaxed with homeschooling before? I wanted to give it a full school year, then re-evaluate, but I'm not sure it's a good fit for us. Can anyone relate?
Definitely not trying to be negative, just need some perspective from those who have been there. One of my children has some attention/learning challenges, btw, and this may be at the heart of our issues.
Well I'm comming from the opposite.. A child who was in PS (and was excelling) and now doing the VA but so far I've been quite pleased on how relaxed it is. Our days have gone something like this
8:30amish everyone is finially awake
breakfast (I make sure everyone eats well and isn't rushed)
morning "chores" about 20- 30 mintues where shes helps me and we get whatevver morning things done around the house
break about 30-45 mintues and tiem to make sure everyone is dressed baby is changed ect
DD picks her first lesson from her chart thats ready for her I teach just the objectives if shes can show me in 2-3 problems that she gets what a noun is or understands how to figure the missing number we go on I wont drill her for hours unless its desired we skip optional stuff listed.. We ussually sit and work out her Math and Language arts in one sitting and maybe1 hour total. She needs a drink sehs gets it hungry we get a snack needs to stretch we move to a couch or bed or the floor wants to read we move to literature feels like drawing we illistrate.. ect while I do have her focus on finishing what we started there is little she requests that can't be met..
free reading or study island time or games (related to her work) while I put the baby down for a nap
1-2 more subjects covered
ussually done by noon.. Lunch nice and relaxed
The days are also filled with games we do bannanagrams to practive spelling words, monoply and such for math, we invent silly scavanger hunts to reinforce Science and History.. (gather 6 grams of mini horses and place a pin in Cecilias favorite color over the captial of Italy ... Today we did groccery shopping and she answered questions like.. If daddy Mommy REALLY lile apples and want 1 each for 5 days but Cecilia only wants a little bit and the baby can only eat a little bit so they will share an apple for 5 days how many in all do we need.... VIOLA she got her math credits!
Or when we passed a huge hole.... with lots of dirt beside it
what if the hole boss came by and said you need to measure the mass of what was removed what could her use and how... (scales and balance and weighing dirt)
What if the dirt was all gone then what? (volume and filling hole with water)
Viola we have done some science...
stuff like that....
Its quite relaxed