Wednesday, March 3, 2010

If You Homeschool.......

If you homeschool;

More specifically, if you homeschool young children;

Most specificast (my word, thanks) of all, if you homeschool a YOUNG GIRL who is very emotional; who is very TYPE-A;

Be advised of the following:

Do NOT change your curriculum mid year. It could prove to be detrimental to the health of the entire family. You will have to endure tears and tantrums daily.

She thinks she doesn't understand something that she learned LAST YEAR. Doing the new curriculum, Math-U-See, the equation 10 + K = 16 sent her over the edge. It did not matter that I put a BLANK where the K was. It did not matter that we used manipulatives. It did not matter that she knew this already. IT WAS A DIFFERENT WAY OF DOING THE PROBLEM. I am super excited, waiting in anticipation, wondering what it will be like for her to learn.........algebra.

Consider yourself warned.


Rachel Peterson said...

Or math c30. Many people make it through algebra, but once they get to trig and identities, choke. For some reason, my abstract brain understood identities better than anything else in high school.

Rachel R said...

Oh boy! I've recently taken on 3 school age children (K, 1st grade and 4th grade)... I have learned once or twice that I am indeed NOT smarter than a 4th grader. lol!!! New respect for homeschool parents.

Darla said...

There are things I've re-learned at the KINDERGARTEN level that I had forgotten!

By the time my kids are through school - if I wasn't so ancient myself - I'm sure I could go to university and do quite well. Honestly, teaching your kids is a renewal of your own education.