It is a beautiful morning outside my window? A soft breeze blowing the banana leaves, clear blue skies and a beautiful warmth beaming into my kitchen from the sun.
Is it at yours?
I am needing some good homeschooling advice and I would really appreciate your thoughts and ideas on this.
A Charlotte Education is what I am working towards in my household which basically is all about living books and narration. My children love to narrate after whatever story I have read, they are both literally bursting at the seams to share in there own words what the story meant to them and I really should write there narrations down all the time.
Narration comes naturally now, it's just what we do after every story. Actually I see narration growing my children's confidence, self esteem and vocabulary, it truly is remarkable.
Narration in our home is one of the most fun times.
But that is not what I need advice on.
We have been working through a phonics program and my son especially just can't stand this particular book, but I have persisted with the book because it's like a security in my mind, some sort of structure where I think he is learning. But I am actually starting to think this particular text book is holding him back only because he does the work because he has to. So now I am seriously thinking about ditching the program all together.
What is your opinion? I feel worried about it.
I need some good feedback.
This is the only textbook we do. For language arts this week, Joshua has been doing copy work, spelling wisdom and English for a thoughtful child and writing letters and he loves them. Is this enough? I just need some sort of great big push to move me on. I just need some real encouragment.
My daughter on the other hand is breezing through these text books,which brings me to another question. Do I keep on using this phonics program with her, or will she eventually get totally bored with it?
Being the only home school parent in this town and far, far away from any homeschooling weekly get together, I don't get to talk back and forth with all these issues. So this morning I am seeking some good council from my precious blog homeschooling friends.
I value you so much and this blogging community. I love reading your blog posts.
Your council today would be much appreciated.