Sunday, October 11, 2009

Homeschooling

Homeschooling is still going really well. I am amazed at how well they are doing. Karaline has always really struggled in Language Arts but just took a placement exam after the first unit and scored a 97 on it! Karson is taking off in math like I could have never imagined.....as well as reading. Kolton went from not even having a concept that letters have sounds 2 months ago to sounding out 3 and 4 letter words now!

We are studying rural Appalachia through The Rag Coat, Ancient Egypt through The Story of the World (yes we have dragged this one out quite a while), and the Civil War through The Story of George Washington Carver. Karaline is choosing to do a project on Harriet Tubman on the side. We have several field trips planned for the next couple of weeks to go along with these topics too.

With all of that said, I am still not 100% pleased with our Math curriculum or Language Arts for Karson. I think I am going to buy Teaching Textbooks for Karaline and something different for the boys. I really want to try Right Start Math with the boys, but I'm not sure I want to keep up with all the "parts" that we would need. Something just keeps talking me out of RS math for the boys (but my head wants to jump right in). As for Language Arts for Karson, I am at a complete loss. I feel like he has the ability to really take off in that area, but I am not finding a program that allows him to do that.

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