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April 29th, 2010, 10:19 AM
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Do you start and stop all subjects at the same time, or do you start/stop them however they fall on the calendar?

We "officially" have 18 weekdays left of 1st grade if I go strictly by the calendar I planned at the first of the year, but in actuality, he'll finish all but one subject next week (on varying days). He'll have a couple of days the following week for one subject, and then he'll be done with the core stuff. There are still several foo-foo assignments remaining, but I don't care if he does those at all. They're just things he's asked for because he enjoys them (art, mazes, etc.).
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April 29th, 2010, 11:33 AM
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well no because we work at where ever he is... so right now he is around 2nd-4th grade in math (depending on the school) and in 1st-2nd in language arts and we will continue until school days run out and pick up there in the fall. with refreshers throughout the summer.
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April 30th, 2010, 07:50 AM
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yes, I follow a calendar, with quarters and a start/finish date. I like to have structure and organization. My kids like to know when they start and finish things. It gives them goals to achieve. They love it. I am a teacher in training.LOL I have 2 years of elementary education under my belt....
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May 1st, 2010, 11:03 AM
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As we are still in the planning stage, right now I do have a set daily schedule. I'll see how that changes when we actually begin homeschooling on the 31st!
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May 1st, 2010, 02:19 PM
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I don't even mess with the calendar any more. We finish each subject whenever we finish. I prefer to go the speed the child needs to go - whether that be lightening fast (like going through the math curricula in 2/3 of a year) or a snail's pace (like taking almost 3 years to do ancient history LOL).

So when one level/book is finished, we move to the next one, no matter where the other subjects sit or what page the calendar reads. Okay I take that back - we move to the next one whenever the budget allows it. LOL Sometimes I'm able to get things in advance anticipation of moving on, and sometimes we go on a tangent of some sort until we're able to buy the book/s we need.
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May 1st, 2010, 03:34 PM
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I don't even mess with the calendar any more. We finish each subject whenever we finish. I prefer to go the speed the child needs to go - whether that be lightening fast (like going through the math curricula in 2/3 of a year) or a snail's pace (like taking almost 3 years to do ancient history LOL).
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So when one level/book is finished, we move to the next one, no matter where the other subjects sit or what page the calendar reads. .
Same here for us.
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May 2nd, 2010, 06:33 PM
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I'm pretty much leaning toward 'officially' finishing a grade on the day before the child's birthday, and starting the new grade the day after their birthday (birthdays are a day off, lol), but to work at the child's pace in every subject, so they might finish K math when they're 4, or they might finish it when they're 7, but they'll advance when they're ready, and be fine.
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May 4th, 2010, 08:56 PM
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We finish subjects whenever we happen to get to the end. I set deadlines that I don't want to go past, but if we finish early with some books then we are done with those and I don't assign busy work or anything. And if it isn't time for a break then we just move on to the next level or book and get ahead. That's the nice thing about homeschooling... you don't have to wait for everybody else or follow the calendar if you are done ahead of time. Your child gets ahead!
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