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|Wed, 08-15-2012 - 7:58pm|
Hello all I am a frist time homeschooling mama!
My DD is 6 and going into second grade. DH and I discussed pulling her out of public school because she was so bored in frist grade. I'm sorry, but you can't be bored in first grade Not to mention she was learning how to sit back and let the teachers spoon feed her answers. She is a bright kid but quickly learned how to not think for herself. We joined a charter school in town which is still part of the public school system but I felt it was a good move for me because I have no idea where to start.
I received her curriculum on Monday and have been working on a lesson plan. I have been stressed out to the max because it is so much mind numbing work. The school is ok if you choose to not use their curriculum, she just has to be progressing in the proper fashion. I am thinking about looking at the state standards (CA) and going off of that.
I am not a trained general educator. I am trained to teach music so incorporating so many other subjects is daunting. We can do it. I know we can. It will just take some time for me to figure out what is best for her (and me).
How do you all get through the first year? Did you have the same doubts about curriculum? I am not a faith based teacher so most groups I find in my town are very centered on biblical teachings. Not that I am against that, I just don't want to focus on that at this point in time. Any advice or encouragement is greatly appreciated!