Connect with us
Like Homeschool.com on Facebook Follow Homeschool.com on Twitter Pin Homeschool.com on Pinterest Add Homeschool.com on Google+ Visit Our Homeschooling Forum Visit Our Youtube Channel
Homeschool.com, the #1 homeschooling community.  We help you take learning from Ordinary to Extraordinary!
| More
space

Homeschool.com Homepage
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login

Topic ClosedAfter-School?

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
sparkles5175 View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 22/Sep/2010
Status: Offline
Points: 2
Direct Link To This Post Topic: After-School?
    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.
Back to Top
mrs twain View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 16/Feb/2011
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 21
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.

Back to Top
Rene View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 26/Sep/2010
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 142
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."

Rene
READING: The Cornerstone to Success [:Y]
http://learning-disabilities-reading-tutor.com
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down



This page was generated in 0.109 seconds.

   
 

© Copyright, 2014 Homeschool.com, Inc. All rights reserved.
Web Hosting by Midtown Micro, Inc.