I love homeschooling! JoJo joined our homeschool at the end of May. He had just finished the second grade in a local public school where he had gotten into trouble on a daily basis for silly things. Things like talking in line and doodling in his book because he finished his math work early. After much debate with his mom, she finally agreed that homeschool was the best thing for him.
Of course, it helps that I agreed to add him to the Rogers Academy. It’s easier to agree to let your child be homeschooled when someone else is doing it. Kinda like sending them off to school.
It became apparent quickly that JoJo is fantastic at regurgitating facts but not a great thinker. This is not his fault. He has been spoon fed facts in school that would be great for him to remember. You don’t need to think on standardized testing. We started out the year at Ambleside Year 3 . This was entirely too much reading for him. I then made the executive decision to let him do Year 3.5 which has minimal history readings in it. This will enable us to spend the rest of the year learning how to narrate and use our brain without overloading us. Without further ado, here’s JoJo’s independent lessons for the rest of the year.
Copywork ( his handwriting is atrocious )
Singapore Math 2B & 3A
memorize Psalms 1-15
Home Geography for Primary Grades
Couch to 5K program
That’s it for the year. He will finish 2 terms with us. These terms are more about getting him to learn to think on his own and getting him used to homeschool. It’s quite a different animal than public school where there are lots of children. Next year, he will attempt the regular Ambleside schedule.
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