I am sitting here after our first day back from the Holiday break feeling lost! My son is 5 1/2 and we have been officially HSing for 4 months. I started this whole adventure wanting so many things that are not feeling important anymore. For example, I wanted him to be at the same level his schooled friends were, mostly because I didn't want anyone to think I wasn't teaching him anything. I am no longer worried about it. That being said, we started the year with him being very excited about learning to read and now he cringes every time we sit down to work on reading. I started off the year with Explode The Code 1 because he already knew his letter sounds and how to blend. I guess I am looking for some advise on how to backtrack so I can get his excitement back. We read to him a ton and I know that helps but I guess I am looking for something that might make this fun again for him. I am using Singapore Math and don't love it either, I want to just give his some manipulates and explain math but it makes me anxious not having some kind of a guide telling me what I "should" be doing
I feel like I had a plan and now that plan isn't want I want and I am a PLANNER!!
Thanks so much!