im a sahm of 4 kids (ds 7, ds 5, dd 16months, and 4months) i have really been thinking about doing Homeschool im so tired of the school system and people here, i mean just a couple days ago sadly a 16year old girl was being bullied, she told about and nothing was done so she killed herself, i worry about my DS that is 7 because he weighs 150lbs and 5ft (im 5'6 and hes just about as tall as me) weve had him tested and everything but i worry about him and his size.. but back to the main question i plan to work with my 7-5-and 16month old and do ALOT of research but i was wondering what tips you could gie me, any good websites to check out ANYTHING HELPFUL... im wanting to find out as much as possible and maybe even some good sites for practice work or something
2. When you home school, the whole world becomes your classroom. For example cooking with your 7 and 5 year old can become a lesson in math, reading, measuring, ext. The main thing is to set objectives for each child so that you are covering the right material for each of them. Grade level is not as important as what they are ready to learn. You can easily teach your children together, and then possibly individual work where needed. Ring Around The Phonics is on sale right now. You can use it to teach language arts from K through 6th grade, and you can teach both of your children at the same time even if they are on different subjects or levels.
3. Each child has their own learning style (there are 4 basic learning styles). However if you use whole brain teaching (physically involving the child in the learning process---using as many of the senses as possible---exp games like Monopoly or Ring Around The Phonics, and life experiences), you are reaching all the learning styles. With whole brain teaching children learn faster, retain more, stress is reduced, children retain their natural desire to learn, and it improves the health of the brain. With this method, children are eager to learn.
4. Computer games can be excellent teaching tools, but not for teaching phonics, because they teach some of the phonic sounds incorrectly . It does not effect all children, but it is the number one cause for reading problems. The following video explains.