Back to Basics

We’re focusing only on basic academics *again* — Math, Reading, and Writing.  That seems like what I have to do to keep things smooth.  I just know though that at some point, science and social studies, etc will be important.  For now, I am pushing very little book work and more time spent doing  activities with the kids.  We are reading library books handpicked with good stuff in them.  We are designing our next swing set.  We’re gearing up for Thanksgiving and Christmas and trying to instill Godly viewpoints in the kids.  I find that the more we travel, the more time I have to teach a child a lesson about life, or even math, while on the road.  I suppose this has always been the best way to teach… the essence of  homeschooling, learning through life.

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One response to “Back to Basics

  1. Hey Debbie . .Have you ever thought of using E.D. Hursh (sp?) set of books, "What Every _____ Grader Should Know" ? It at least give you some sense of scope and sequence. Doesn't mean you have to do it all, but it does give you an idea of the ball park as kids grow up. = )

    Zema

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