Friday, October 29, 2010
Some new thoughts on our homeschooling
Then when Ethan started to struggle in Phonics, I made a stronger effort to create one on one time with him for Phonics.
Fast forward a few more weeks and I start noticing that none of the daycare kids are: 1.) interested in learning, 2.) getting up with Ethan or 3.) developmentally ready for what we are learning
So I realized I was pushing to hard. Why was I trying to teach 6 kids from k12, when the purpose was to teach Ethan.
I took a step back, looked at my current options and made some new decisions. Now, during quiet time Ethan and I go into Ian's office and work for 1-1.5 hours without distraction. We still work in some of the curriculum into our daycare day - like story time for the Lang. Arts activities. (And then we read the book at night before bed most nights too) But mostly, its a one-on-one thing for Ethan and I.
And its working much better.