Hi Toni ~Toni@homezcool4us wrote:We worked on day 8 today. We had several pages to read from Early American History as well as Pioneers and Patriots. It seemed a bit much for dd to really stay focused on. Just wondering how you schedule it (back-to-back, morning/afternoon, etc.).
I must say, over our short summer break we didn't spend the time reading every day that we had been, and that could be part of our problem.
Another issue is, my son is a math kid - reading just hasn't been his thing. He can do it, but he doesn't love to read (unless it's the directions in his Singapore math!).
I have decided to break up the reading. I require him sit and listen to the history book portion & then narrate back to me. Then, I am waiting til HOURS later at bedtime, to do the Pioneers & Patriots. It's better now. Also, when Max begins to seem wearied by it, I quickly find a good place to stop & say, "Let's see what happens in the adventure tomorrow!" - even if it means reading some over the weekend to finish it up.
I want my kiddos to love learning - with ZERO dread! Is it too much to ask for? I don't think so. I think we just have to try & tailor it to where they are. So, that is my goal. That is certainly something that wouldn't happen in the public school system.
I welcome any other suggestions as well - thanks!
Paige in NC