Originally Posted by lovinlife1219
I didn't read ahead, so I apologize if you already wrote something about this, but does it seem boring and repetitive? Is it more or less like the K12 phonics curriculum?
Its more of a major mismatch with my style and the style of my oldest child. I'm all for scripted stuff for teaching (which is why I love k12 right now lol) but this is soooooo corny with how its done, I rolled my eyes when I read the first lesson the night before I did it with Melissa the first time. I mean really, it just is that fingernails on a chalkboard thing for me personally. And I'm learning exactly how like me Melissa is, and in how many ways, she responds just like me to almost everything. It just isn't good for her and I, but I know that it will be ok with Lydia probably because she's just that kind of kid
gromero- Gina- Yes, I'm Cat from LF over at BBC. I've recently stopped posting there for a while myself, after some *interesting* discussions that have come up (decided to spend more time focusing on other things that don't involve tv celebrity families) When they switched over to the new format, I almost left but I'm a group owner on a few boards and can't leave since I'm the ONLY active GO on one and they do need some occassional moderation and deleting of stuff. As for how to handle the littlest one, well I'm teaching K and 1st right now with a 3yo and 2yo, and I try to do stuff with one kid at a time. I sit Lydia (my K'er) down for seatwork and we do it while Melissa (the 1st grader) plays with the 2 little ones. Then after lunch the 2yo, Jordan, goes down for a nap and I do Melissa's lessons while Lydia plays educational games and puts together puzzles and stuff like that with Kimmy, the 3yo. I'm really dreading when Kimmy starts K in 2 years, I'll have kids in K, 2nd, and 3rd grades with one that is in 4yo preschool (Jordan meets the K cutoff in our state by 3 weeks, we're debating if we want to hold her back a year though) If we don't hold Jordan back we'll have kids in K, 1st, 3rd, and 4th grade but if we do hold her back it'll be K, 2nd, 4th, and 5th grades. We really can't decide, but currently are leaning toward holding her back for my sanity's sake LOL
I am so tired right now, tomorrow is our last soccer game for fall season and Monday starts dh's week off vacation (lord help me!) We have a TON of work to do around the house, and the big kids get to take next friday off lessons because we have to take both of them to get fillings (they gotta get gassed to cooperate) I have a feeling we'll be doing a LOT of life skills lessons next week, with a ton of practical application of current skills for reinforcement.