i guess I need some reassurance that im not messing this homeschool thing up. =)
we do math regularly. M, T, F always, and sometimes on the weekend or W or Thurs. Wednesdays are Classical Conversation day and Thursday is 1000 activities day, all in different directions.
DD (8 yrs) does violin lessons once a week, ballet, gymnastics, scouts & a religious ed class at church. Oh, and speech therapy 3x a week.
My younger child (who I feel like I have sorta ignored...) does religious ed class, and a pre school music class.
We read as a family every night. I have been substituting this for a formal English curriculum since about week 2 of homeschooling. My dd had a bad experience with the public schools English curriculum last year and was fighting any language arts study... so I took it bare bones and decided to try to build up a love of reading, and then take it from there. Its been pretty successful.
Classical Conversations has an art and science project once a week, and we do little things in history as dd is interested. Example- we learned about mummies and then made a mummy out of her Barbie doll, complete with learning about where the organs went, making a sarcophagus out of a spaghetti box...
This week I made a lap book on Columbus, that she could look at when we were driving to her activities. She also did the lapbook when her brother had his music class. She argued with me that her old teacher told her XYZ and my lapbook said something different... =) That got a neat conversation going.
With reading we also talk about what's going on historically. (Little house on the prairie)
we've made a playdough modle f the solar system, and I just finished a solar system lapbook for her. In classical conv. they have a historical timeline, and her tutor wants each kid to pick something from the timeline for show and tell next week to talk about... I think we are going to keep with that and do a lapbook once a week on something on the cc timeline...
Does this sound ok, I am scared about the test my state make you do at the end of the year, and also that I am not doing enough academics. We are out all the time, doing ballet, gymnastics, violin...