So I’m finally posting again after 2 weeks…(head in bag). Christopher Robin went back to work last week for the first time since Roo’s birth and I was completely thrown off guard by the logistics of caring for 3 children under 5! I had no idea that it literally takes an entire morning to run one errand! So school was completely forsaken last week. Now that I have a better idea of what day to day is like, we started back with school again today; but a modified version of what I originally intended.
For one thing, I had to completely throw out the schedule. Now that everything takes longer than before, it’s difficult to know ahead of time how much can be planned for each day. So I’m going with broad goals for the week instead.
Teach Me Mommy Unit (spread out over 5 days instead of just 3)
Daily Text (every morning)
Bible Story (every morning)
Scripture Copywork (every morning)
As for Reading and Math, I’m far less concerned with reading. Tigger is reading on a 2nd grade level already, so I’m going to focus instead on math. She needs to brush up on counting and skip counting and possibly simple addition/subtraction.
My main area of concern is her attitude toward learning. She doesn’t like to be “taught” per se; she would rather just watch and take things on herself. While that can be good, because it means she’s self motivated, it can also be bad because it can cause her to think more of herself than she should (because she’ll think she learned things on her own). So Christopher Robin and I are spending more time working with her on that. Personally, I’ll be having her join me in doing more household tasks so she can learn as she goes and so she can get used to following directions.
Anyhoo, I’ll keep posting our progress and pics here. In the meantime, I would love to hear your schedules or suggestions as well!