Wednesday, July 18, 2012

That oh so hated subject!

Do you and your family have a tough subject? A subject that your argue over all the time? You know that one subject that your child is constantly begging you to not do. In our house it is writing. Any kind of writing!!!! Next is reading but to ask my son to write me a paragraph is like  torture to him. Some days if you stood outside my door you would think I was hanging my son by his toe nails. 

What is it about writing? My son is very creative.  He loves to tell stories and share his hopes and dreams, but the moment you ask him to write it down he falls apart and the fight starts. I am always looking for creative writing helps. I have tried story liners, write about your day, oh how about we write our own book. So far my 13 year old nothing has worked. I am still on the hunt for the right homeschool resource or anything. Because he is behind on his reading level it is hard to assume he can handle some programs when he might not be able to keep up the classes. 

Any ideas on creative writing for a child who fights the whole time and is behind on his reading skills, I am all for any suggestions. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The use of Videos in our school.

We use lots of things in our home to help with our schooling. The older Honey gets the more she likes to color and cut sheets, use the computer and even watch educational videos 

This past week Honey started a weekly special time with a friend. They worked on the letter A. They did a few papers at the library, we did some pages as homework. We have watched ABC Song video and the ABC Balloon Song

I love all that is offered on this site. My kids do to.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Learning to read......

Learning to read is one of the scariest things in homeschooling, ok it is one of MY most scariest things in homeschooling.  I used a program with my oldest that so did not work. All it did was teach him the the letters but no phonics and he could not put any words together. So it seems like I had to teach him the same thing like 3 or 4 times. 

I am hoping that using and their learning to read program that it will make a difference. Cause I am still very scared to teach my child. See I did not join till 2nd grade and missed most of the items that are shown on this chart below. 

Reading Comprehension

I plan on using the and to help my Honey, daughter learn to read smoother then what I went through w/ my oldest, Biggun.