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September 7th, 2007, 09:06 AM
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Ok, I need someone to get me back in gear! Our schooling has been so slim to non-existent. I guess we took a summer break after all. Eathan is still doing well unschooling, but I just feel like we haven't made any progress on any math or reading. He still knows his letters and their sounds very well and he is still writing well. He still doesn't want to count over 12 and he doesn't quite get one to one correspondence. We just haven't done a "lesson" in a few weeks now. It's just been crazy here it seems! Anywho, I guess I just needed to let it all out.
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September 7th, 2007, 10:02 AM
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I say let him just unschool or ahile.. we are only now getting where Declan does lessons every day...and he's about to start 1st grade..
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September 7th, 2007, 10:26 AM
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Is he asking to start back with lessons? Or does he seem content for now? He's still young, isn't he? Just turned 4? Honestly, if it were me, I wouldn't worry about it. For now, if he's showing interest in doing something, go with it. If he'd rather just color or do whatever, go with that. There's plenty of time for structured lessons, IMO.
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September 7th, 2007, 10:27 AM
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That's encouraging! I just feel like we should be in more of a routine than we are.
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September 7th, 2007, 02:40 PM
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Yep you do need a good kick....a kick to stop stressing! Ok take a deep breath and relax. tell yourself that he is only 4 and that pre K should be all about play, and that is what he is doing every day, playing and learning. Having school is fun at 4, but it isn't necessary. Wherever he is (academically) is where he is supposed to be. In Finland children start school at 7 and do marvellously well. Fact is you could start at 7 or even 9 and your child will still know what he needs to know come 20. So wether he learns to add at 4,5 or 6 really doesn't matter to the large picture.
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September 7th, 2007, 02:49 PM
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I really think that's all that I need, Jo!! I just feel like I got him in a little routine and then life happened and he's not interested in going back to the routine. I'm fine with that for now, but I just don't want to make a habit out of that, kwim?
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September 7th, 2007, 03:05 PM
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Oh he’ll come back to wanting school, especially if you put out some experiment or a game and start fiddling with it. Then keep things short and sweet and stop before he tires of it. Also remember at 4 he may not be ready to progress into reading or maths. Children can know the letters for 1-3 years before being ready to actually read. There are heaps of other things you can do such a little fun units on space, frogs, whatever interests him.
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September 7th, 2007, 03:09 PM
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Girl..you need to get with it. You are going to give us homeschoolers a bed name!!!

JUST KIDDING.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just find a place where you have no guilt, you child is learning, and everyone has a peace about it. That's always my philosophy. You will know when you have found that place!!!
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September 7th, 2007, 04:16 PM
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Thanks, Ladies! That's just what I needed to hear!! You guys are the best!
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September 8th, 2007, 07:29 AM
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He's 4. Don't worry about it. Cameron just started doing school regularly in April at 5 1/2. He would only be in kindergarten as of this week so no biggie. Eathan wouldn't even be in mandatory school yet at all.
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