Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Homeschooling Possibilities....

We had another great day of school work - Yea!
I have been very pleased with how well things have gone yesterday and today.
As we go over things I keep getting her attention so she stays with me (I ask her "Are you putting this information in the mind bank" - Which makes her laugh and brings her mind back to what we are working on.
I know it isn't good to keep jumping around from one teaching style/book to another but I "THINK" I may have found just what I have been looking for - Joy Hakim's American History series and she has a new Science series too. I got a few of the books in the history series from my library and they are really good. Kelly & I started book one - The First Americans (Prehistory-1600). I am still going to use Story of The World book one for our World History studies. We will also finish off our Apologia's Zoology 2 book, I liked it but I think we will switch over and try Joy Hakim's sciences books - We had trouble with alot of the very large words not knowing how to say it correctly and it just bogged us down, kind of mixing us up.
I have to say I feel a bit renewed again : )

2 comments:

Simply April said...

We read through several of the history books from our library. They were very good. I didn't know there were now science books.

Don't be too hard on yourself for switching curriculum. Sometimes it is necessary to find what really works for your child.

Some of the things I used with Tyler haven't worked out so well with Colin.

Flexibility is the key word. :o)

FatcatPaulanne said...

I'm going now to look for the Hakim books at our library.