So this week I am going to attempt to plug in history to our schedule.
So far the school day looks like this:
go over homework
spelling (avko, so everyday I call out words)
Bible verse memory work
reading tutoring (avko, alot like spelling)
I think I am going to add bible reading after spelling and before Geo songs. Then add history reading between copy work and Bible verse.
After finishing the copy work quotes of Ben Franklin( a copy work notebook by knowledge box central, part of a set from homeschool radio shows called Four Great Americans), I am going to use Sonlight's LA for 3rd graders for everyone but the 8th grader. And I am only going to do the copywork and the grammar, not the writing. They just aren't ready yet. But they are going to continue to write sentences for 15 minutes a day w/ their spelling and/or reading words. Sentences before paragraphs, I say! Well, actually Don McCabe of avko said it first, I am just agreeing w/ him.
The oldest joins us for everything through bible memory. Then he goes and watches his math dvd(systemath.com) and is supposed to do his LA also, but often he doesn't. Gotta work on that. I bought him some LA materials from My Father's World because I thought I was headed there. I have added reading, he is reading Gladys Aylward, a read aloud from SL 1+2. He is going to use it as a reader. I am also going to have him read through a Child's History of the World on his own.He hasn't started that at all. And he hasn't started Writing Strands(also bought through mfw).
Ok, I haven't given up yet. Or even lost hope. So that is progress. ;)
Saturday, August 30, 2008