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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Wrapping up summer homeschooling

Public school starts in a week. My first "summer of homeschooling" was successful, but far less ambitious than I imagined it would be. I think that's typical of year round homeschoolers too. The "daily" feild trips I planned were few and far between. The kids watched a little more TV than I planned and we didn't get into any major subject areas. Nevertheless, I have no regrets. We just worked on two subject areas a day plus devotion. We pretty much stuck with handwriting and math and reading. One resource that I found helpful was the internet. I would google "free math worksheet 4th gade" or "free math worksheet clocks" and I would get exactly what I needed. It was very handy. We also studied some Khmer and one thing I did well was a devotion every day. We use Keys for Kids. The kids can find locate the books in the Bible by themselves. Dimitri loved that, because there's a song we sing. We also studied the calandar for Brandon who needed to brush up on it.

I look forward to doing it again next year, and as they start to master the basic skills it will be fun to delve into topics in greater depth. The fun is over for now and I have to buy my Microbiology books because my class starts soon too.

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