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September 17th, 2006, 07:49 AM
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I think I need time managment skills because I feel like I'm loosing it.
We desided to try somthing new again. I kinda feel like nothings going to work for us.

Were going to Try CM learning style. I like CM but we secular homeschool and we're urban people. It's SOOO frustrating finding somthing that suites us AND my son. I wish he could work a little more independently. Or that We had More hours in the day. He loves games but he flew threw all his computer games (Next time I'm guess I can't leave him there all morning even if he wants too.) I unfourchannetly don't have the money or would want to spend it for new computer games or the time play board games all day. I need concreate evedence that he's learning and so does the goverment. He has an attention span of about two seconds. I'm not good at journalling everything he does. If not for all this I'd strucually unschool. AHHHH.

I want to find a program that Takes trips lots, So much that the other work is done on the car on the way to the trip. However with absloutlly no funds it's hard. He loves learning.
We've made a list of things he needs to learn to move ahaed comfortably but I guess now we have to find How we can teach it. I don't understand why I feel I have no time, we have more time then most. Sorry I vent and update so much. I think it's just a stressful time right now.
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September 17th, 2006, 06:19 PM
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I haven't started homeschooling yet because my daughter is only 15 months old, but someone gave me this book and it is fantastic. It tells pretty much everything about homeschooling, and gives all sorts of ideas to homeschooling children, including children with short attention spans.
http://www.hsrc.com/Ultimate%20Guide.htm
You could probably look on Amazon.com and find that book used for really cheap.
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September 18th, 2006, 02:26 PM
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I am trying to say this gently: you need to stop reading up about different curriculums.

I am not sure how old your son is but it sounds to me like you really need to find what fits YOUR family and just go for it. Don't worry about Charlotte Mason, Classical homeschooling and all that other hoopla. Seriously. Its just not worth the stress.

You want to take field trips? Great. Take them! Teach your son through touch and vision rather than on paper. If you are able to take a field trip once or twice a week do it! You don't need a curriculum to tell you how to reach your son and pique his interests.

Find a curriculum that you like for math and go with it. Do the same with spelling. You don't have to live in a box and you don't have to use one "style" or another. We are very ecclectic homeschoolers. We use Alpha Omega for math. We teach history using Story of the World. For Geography and science we do unit studies... in fact I dont even HAVE a set curriculum per se for geography. We learn music by listening and singing and dancing and playing. We learn art by touching and feeling and viewing it. There are no rules here.

Live. Laugh. Learn. Think. Grow.

Step outside of the boundries and see what works for you and then call it the Muguel method.

A true testimony for unschooling (although not my chosen method its something that we had to use last year for various reasons) is the fact that my 6 year old daughter casually stepped into doing second grade math today with no assistance, no lessons prior. She can do math questions such as 47+32= or 53-11= and the like. I didn't teach her that. She can count out money and change from playing endless rounds of Monopoly with her sisters. She can do basic multiplication. She can read... and no one taught her how.

Good luck!
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September 18th, 2006, 04:31 PM
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I'm not one for Boxed 'boxed' curriculum nor do I have the income for it. Everything that works he devoers and we can't keep up. All the requirements for my state aren't met. What works for him Seems not to work for us and the state.. What would work is if we drown him in books, educational games and field trips. However how would someone evaluate if there on level at the end of the year. I'm horrible at journaling, and I'm not organized at all. I geuss my thing is more how do you ulter your style of learning to meet state requirements and income?
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September 21st, 2006, 06:29 AM
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I'm not one for Boxed 'boxed' curriculum nor do I have the income for it. Everything that works he devoers and we can't keep up. All the requirements for my state aren't met. What works for him Seems not to work for us and the state.. What would work is if we drown him in books, educational games and field trips. However how would someone evaluate if there on level at the end of the year. I'm horrible at journaling, and I'm not organized at all. I geuss my thing is more how do you ulter your style of learning to meet state requirements and income?[/b]
I hope things have gotten easier for you. That's one thing about homeschooling...you can find what works for your family. I hope it is going well! I hate to see you discouraged .
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September 21st, 2006, 05:31 PM
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We made a website and are listing anything and everything he does then coloring it by subject. We went to the libbary and got A lot of books, tapes, DVD's and cds (23 total). Were doing 10-15 min. each thing we do. He sets the timer. We are getting his friends numbers at daycare to play with them. We're moving so we'll be able to get memberships to state parks and science musuems. The secretary gave me a local HS family's # that can help me make sure that the evaluation requirements are met. When we can we're going to get Math U see. DH hasn't really helped like he said he would but we can work on that. I also am looking into signing him into karrate. So Thanks His daycare is going to help me get everything ready when we have to notify the school we're home schooling. We'll see how long this last.
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