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Today I was doing dd school -work (we do a Online Program) The way her studys are we can go back and re-do lessons if need be,but in general i like to keep going forward if at all possible.
Today we were doing Math and came across a lesson that would require her to count by 10's ect...now we have aleady learned this awhile ago...but for some reason she was drawing a blank
It was very aggervating to have to re teach her something that not to long ago she had down packed...
she has pulled this prior but usuually its just her not paying att. and usually a good scolding puts her mind back on and she knows how to do so & so ..(i hate to be neg. but only thing they seems to make her pay att)
My moms says kids need Alot of repation but i feel if they learned,got it down packed... then why?..to me it seems a waiste of time...sigh idk
So what do you do?
I too find it frustrating when my children need to review something I thought they knew. Perhaps having the patience of a saint is something learned from homeschooling your children. I don't know why I expect them to remember certain things. I have learned LOTS of things that I no longer remember. I have gotten As on LOTS of tests, only to forget the material days later. Oh well.
Yep. I review things myself sometimes, so of course a child would also need a review. Generally speaking, we move forward on things that build (like math). Things that are separate (like astronomy vs. zoology), I only review while we're using the material, and then we drop it and move on. I know the next time we do astronomy (3 years from now) we'll have to review some things, but I also know he'll understand more and retain more next time because he's already had the exposure this time. For things like math, though, I prefer a curriculum that is spiral rather than separate units. I mean, I want one that talks about numbers, computation, measurement units, and so on, all at the same time (although maybe not all the same day). Sorry... I'm probably not making much sense. I'm coming down with my younger son's strep, so I'm not feeling 100%.
Yep. I review things myself sometimes, so of course a child would also need a review. Generally speaking, we move forward on things that build (like math). Things that are separate (like astronomy vs. zoology), I only review while we're using the material, and then we drop it and move on. I know the next time we do astronomy (3 years from now) we'll have to review some things, but I also know he'll understand more and retain more next time because he's already had the exposure this time.
But we prefer mastery programs. We don't move on in a curriculum until each specific subject is mastered, and then only review if needed. Two big examples of that are grammar (we use R&S) and math (we use MUS). Sometimes we park it on a lesson for a month or more until the kid REALLY REALLY "gets it" but it's totally worth it. In most of those subjects, future lessons will build at least partially on concepts assumed as previously learned, and IF we come across something we need to review (rarely happens, if ever, trying to think if it's ever...) then we do.
And things like history and science, we just hit it and move on. We'll hit it again in a few years, classical style modified.
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We review ALL the time. I tend to teach something and then move forward two steps. The next time we talk about that subject again, we start from one step back....if that makes any sense. We are probably reviewing things about every 3-4 weeks. So two steps forward and one step back. I guess Paula Abdul left her mark on me, lol.
As an example, we will do a short spelling list every week, and the last week of every month we will study all of the words we learned that month and take a test from our monthly word list.
The majority of curriculum we have (with the exception of our Nature Studies) using a spiral learning method to help the student master concepts through the process of introduction, review, and reinforcement.
We review as needed most of the time.
Sandra. Wife to Timothy and Homeschool mom to Michael and Matthew
Married for 14+ years to the love of my life. Currently TTCing.
I really appriciate all your comments.....It can be hard to know what,if & when sometimes when it comes to hsin....
Iv been allowing her to do alot more review....and its been helping...guess i just have to go back every now and then to make sure she remembered.. (mainly math that she has been forgetting...)