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Believe it or not i just started teaching my 15 year old 9th grader at home in Feb. He has a form of Dyslexia and after years of failed attempts through the school i took him home. He was miserable being the butt of jokes, teased & tormented and physically abused during the day between classes when...
I found a site with easy to understand instructions and printable sheets for math.I like this one. Math is Fun
Anyone have experience with it?
I asked a friend about how to do credits. She gave me this site with a formula.
Carnegie Units - http://www.lavc.edu/vccc/documents/carnegieunits.html
It still looks a bit overwhelming to me. How do you calculate your credits?
One of the things that overwhelms many parents is lesson planning. It does take time and effort but I don't think it needs to be a huge hardship, especially when there are record keeping tools and planning assistance out there. How much time do you spend planning lessons?
Teacher's manuals can be useful in helping a parent to lay out a plan of instruction. Some people prefer not to use materials that need them or just go without. Do you use teacher's manuals?
Deciding to homeschool, the first year, teaching a child to read, the high school years... Whih stage of homeschooling has been the easiest and which was the hardest for your family? How did you deal with the hard stages?
A hint from the ADHD newsgroup. Compile a list of the reading/spelling words that your child has trouble with. Bring it out with a family game -- Sorry, for an example. After each player rolls or pops or whatever, have him or her draw a card. He or she must read or spell the word before a move. The pain...
I think it's worthwhile to note that historically, it was quite usual for families who could afford the luxury, to have private tutors come to the home instead of sending their children to an institution of learning, until university or assumption of adult life, whichever came first. For an anecdote...
My wife is a stay-at-home-mom who wants to homeschool our 5-year-old in the Fall. However, we also have a 2-year-old running around the house. How is my wife supposed to give the eldest a true education when there is a huge distraction/attention-craving (but infinitely adorable) younger sibling in the...