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sparkles5175 View Drop Down

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    Posted: 23/Sep/2010 at 6:49am
Does anyone "After-School?" My girls (3rd grade & 1st grade) are in public school but we do enrichment worksheets and activities after school and in the evening. My first grader has a great thirst to learn, and she begs me for worksheets.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27/Feb/2011 at 1:21pm

I pulled my oldest out of public school, but my second child is still there until the end of this year.  Yes, I did supplement, and if they every go back to public school I would certainly supplement. 

The biggest areas of neglect at our school were in math (curriculum was about a grade level behind), reading aloud (we checked out our own reading books from the library and I asked some comprehension questions to test how much they absorbed), history, and geography.  When my son was in school all day, he didn't have much energy for a lot of extra work with me, so I had to limit it.  However, the summer is a great time to add or supplement subjects that you think are not covered well in public school. 

An easy book to use is "What Your Kindergartener/First Grader/Second Grader/etc. Needs to Know" by E.D. Hirsch.  It takes about 15 minutes per day to cover the book over the school year (according to the author). 

I'm not sure if that answers your question, but hope it helps.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28/Feb/2011 at 7:17am
Have you thought about homeschooling? The thirst for
learning is a good thing. In fact I would hate to see it
stifled because of the peer pressure when she is in 3rd
or 4th grade.

Worksheets are okay, but when she is able to read at a
3rd grade level, having her do some reports on what she
is really interested in will fuel her thirst even more.

But if she is in the public school, the teacher usually
assigns what the reports will be on. There may be a
little choice for instance what state to report on. BUT
what if she is into science more than social studies.
Her thirst is being shoved aside for what the teacher
thinks everyone OUGHT to learn.

Think about it. If AT ALL POSSIBLE, "JUST DO IT."

READING: The Cornerstone to Success [:Y]
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