149Re: New to home schooling
- Jan 5, 2006Thank you for the information. What time do they meet?
- In email@example.com, "huhmannb" <bhuhmann@n...>
> Hi Trilby and Katie,
> There is a group that meets on the third Friday of every month at
> Mesilla Park Community Center on Bell that has activities for alldaughter
> ages. They are not affiliated with this Yahoo! group, but my
> (6) goes to it and I know they have lots of older kids from 16-9yrs.
> They also meets Wednesdays for PE activities, but we are busy onthis
> Wednesdays so I don't know where they meet.
> Homeschooling can be challenging and it is hard to know where to
> begin. But we just have to remember that children want to learn and
> we are just facilitators in a way. We just started homeschooling
> year and the way my wife does it is that she spends about two hoursa
> day focused on the things my daughter is more resistant to learningis
> (such as addition/subtraction, practice writing and reading). This
> usually done in the morning, when my daughter is well-rested. Inthe
> afternoon, my wife needs to focus more on our toddler (nap-timeetc.)
> , so my daughter has free time and she plays/flips throughbooks/does
> art and learns things on her own. Don't worry too much aboutmessing
> it up, try something if it isn't working feel free to change it. Wethe
> have a friend who is homeschooling early teen-age boys and she uses
> theme units. She picks something that her boys are interested in or
> that is appropriate to the time of year and they learn about that
> (e.g., MLK day is coming up, maybe a theme might be learning about
> civil rights movement or the 1960s). They watch some videos aboutthey
> that issue or time, read books, discuss, do related activities. But
> they also have a time (I think it is half-a-day twice a week when
> focus on things like math that the boys are having trouble with).them).
> Because my friend is a single-mom and has to work, there are also a
> couple of days when the boys are doing their own thing (they go with
> her to her office and take their games/books/etc. that interest
> Hope that helps you see a couple of the many ways you could try
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, ekcfrench@c... wrote:
> > Hi!
> > I decided to homeschool also after the death of my son's teacher,
> which he's really having a hard time accepting. I too have the
> and lots of encouragement, but I'm lost as to where to begin andback
> frightened that I'll mess it up. My son is 9, in 3rd grade (held
> in 1st), and he has a speech delay. He's a great kid and couldreally
> benefit from some social interaction with other homeschooled kids.
> Does anyone have any words of wisdom?
> > Katie
> > P.S.: I had a sorority sister named Trilby.
> > --
> > Life is tough....but I'm tougher
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> > From: "bus_driver_23" <bus_driver_23@y...>
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