Well, here we are again. Another year is coming to a close. Summer is around the corner. Children are SO glad that there will be
This author's personal opinion is that most children have TOO
MUCH homework. Countless hours spent on too much at a time for their age level. The most unfortunate part of that is that after all of it is done, did they understand what they learned? I have many math students who do not understand the concepts being presented. This is partly because of the wordage used to explain the concept. After it is explained to them in layman's terms, they can grasp what they need to do. They can then
do a small amount of this kind of problem, and then move on.
Simplicity is the key to understanding. This concept works in math and in reading and reading comprehension. When our students read their materials, we double check that all words are understood and pictures are found if necessary. When you hear a student say that a book got boring, something went wrong.
Homeschooling has become more and more popular with each year as it allows each student to move at their own pace and to some-what help write their curriculum. If you are going to be a writer, you had better take some classes to help with that. Many parents love the idea
of homeschooling, but are hindered due to the necessity of working full time jobs. It is a tough situation. If you feel that it is time to look at this option, know that there are ways to make that happen and still work.
Homeschooling does not need to be an all day thing.
For those of you with religious convictions who choose not to vaccinate your sons and daughter, homeschooling can be your go-to
answer. Homeschooling can be great on many levels. If interested, I have other articles which go over ways to set up homeschooling while still working.
Well, back to the subject of school being out for a couple of months. I highly recommend having a light schedule of review for your child.
Make it fun, make it with a reward weekly, but keep their hand in. You will be so glad you did. If help is needed, go to Barnes and Noble and take a look at the books called TEST PREP for the year that your child just finished. They are great books. I will be using them with my summer
students to help fill in the gaps from the year ending.
As usual, I am here to answer any questions. I can be reached by email, or through my website. Our goal here is well educated children who can thing for themselves.