Discuss the pros and cons of various curriculums, or get help on which to choose!
that's a good point about spatial manipulation and building activities. My daughter was a great builder when young, and her teacher said this prefigured math talent, which it did! However, without being prescriptive, I think one can certainly get boys interested in other kinds of "making" - especially in drawing. Roy Fletcher's book, Boy's Writing, which I highly recommend, makes an interesting connection between boys' love of drawing (especially comics) and their literacy skills. He suggests, for example, letting boys use comics as a way of brainstorming and outlining writiing projects. In general, I'd say just see what kinds of manipulative activities your son is drawn to, and build on those.
WImami wrote:Ok so this will be our first year homeschooling, last year we did public virtual with K12 and that went alright, but jumped around too much for my taste.
DS is 8, entering 3rd grade. He is a strong reader and cant seem to get enough of it. He is between a 6th and 7th grade level, depending on which test we use. His handwriting is seriously lacking though so I'd like to focus on that a lot this year. We have decided to go with a Classical education and I have already read TWTM and picked some stuff that I think will work. I'm just not sure if I have enough. I also would like to stay as secular as possible. Ok so, enough rambling, this is what I have. Opinions?
First language lessons 3
The complete writer 3
Spelling workout 3
HWT level 2 (repeat from last year) and level 3 if we get to it
various lit from the library
Usborne internet linked-world history
History Odyssey-Early modern level 1
R.E.A.L. science-Life level 1
Usborne internet linked-science encyclopedia
various math workbooks to keep a little variety
WOW! Your list is strong! I have a helpful website beestar here. My child has been using it. I combines all the syllabus from all over... My child loves and supports it. She rather do 9 hours of beestar than watch 1 minute of t.v. I think it is a well-and easy used program. Hope beestar can make your list stronger.
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