So, over the past couple of months, I have stumbled on the wonderful life of “homeschooling your child”! Now let me say this first and foremost… I SUCK at “educating” my son. I’m not the “strict, chalkboard, listen, shut up, learn, repeat” parent that I thought I was going to be. NOPE! I’m far from that! I’m more so the “unschooling/deschooling”, relaxed, take it each day at a time schooling mom. Why? Quite honestly, who likes to sit at a desk writing on worksheets, watching videos of learning stuff all day long? Isn’t that one of the reasons I pulled my kid from the school system?
There are several ways to help your children in their quest for reading knowledge. There are many good programs, such as Groza Learning Center, books, and even some games on the market that help children learn the basics of reading fundamentals. With the market so saturated with different reading and phonics programs, parents often overlook a rather simple and fun way to get their kids excited about reading. Magazines are a great resource to use when you are trying to develop a love of learning in your children.
They were 2 of the several chapters every year I dreaded after 2nd grade. Sure adding and subtracting were easier for me, but I learned that multiplying and dividing I gained the answers faster. Once I finally was able to get the hang of it, my teachers threw in a wrench that drove me to despise math for an entire school year, integers. The wonderfulness of needing to add, subtract, multiply or divide negative or positive numbers, in any format. Eventually, my teachers helped me understand the concepts and now I am pretty darn decent at math. Now I’m not the best at math concepts, but I do know enough to get by and with me in college again.
Summer Is Creeping Up On Us Parents.
Go ahead, scream, you know you want to! I’ve already started a countdown calendar for when they go back to school.
I love my kids… I do! I love my sanity just slightly more.
Okay, possibly a whole lot more.
Every year we set out to have the boys pick out so many books to read and they have to write at least one essay on the book. Every single year, I (yes me) drop the ball and forget about the essay.
It’s really hard to believe that in the fall I’ll have a 6th grader and it will be his last year as a middle schooler.
Where Has The Time Gone?
I don’t have a problem getting my youngest, who is going into 6th grade next year, to read. He will read 1-2 books a week. A lot of the books on the list below he’s read already at least 1 time.
We’ve been making the boys take a book from a back wall at the library that has all of the classic books and they need to read one of those a month on top of their other books.