sometimes I feel like a huge failure as a part time homeschoolers. I just lack in the constancy department. I feel I have to bribe them with tv to get anything done lately. I love part time homeschool. I can't do it full time except in the summer. I think people should consider homeschooling part time if full time won't work for them. My youngest teacher loved the pastime homeschool and told me she wished more parents would take part in their children's education. I support school teachers. While there might be a couple of bad teachers most teachers I have seen are amazing. Schools fail on the parent, budget and administration level. I think all school administrators should have to substitute or be classroom assistants. Many administrators are My dream would be if public school was three to four days a week.
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Fantastic School as I like to call it is After-Schooling. Its Part Time Home Schooling.
Have you always wanted to home school but its not right for you? What if your child is in a good school already? What if the child is special needs and needs extra services? What if you want to support public school and teachers but still homeschool. What if you don't have the money for a full curriculum? What if your job won't allow it? After-schooling or part time homeschooling is not just supplementing an education. Its owning a big part of what your child learns. With fantastic school you decide? Do you teach a few minutes after school or on the weekends? Do you have breaks and vacations? If you are burnt out on homework than make assignments fun based. Sometimes I take huge breaks from part-time homeschooling if I feel the kids are getting burnt out on regular homework.
Cheap Ways to After School Afterschooling can be more pricey than home school due to the fact you have school and home supplies to get but it can be done cheaply. 1. Use the library (This can be a fun outing).
2. Board games (Look for pre Christmas sales, Wal-Mart also can be cheaper) this can teach rules, math, colors.
3. Teach counting with the toys they already own
4. Use free educational video games from starfall.com and http://pbskids.org/
5. Chores: Chores not only work skills but have been shown to improve iq. TV and reading time can be a reward.
6. Nature walks
7. Cooking together. This can teach math and science. (Make sure that cooking is safe, an age appropriate.)
8. Doing art together. Moderately Priced ideas
1. Season Passes to zoos and museums. A season pass to a zoo and museum can cost less than one day's pass to Disney world. Some museums two or three trips in a year is all it takes to break even.
2. Family vacations.
Expensive ways to Afterschool 1. Educational games on a ipad. The games can be free or cheap but ipad is expensive. If your child is special needs an ipad can cut thousands of dollars in tutoring. A ipad is expensive but if you compare it with poorly made 700 dollar curriculums out their than it can be a bargain.
Workbooks if you decide on workbooks choose something fun under $30 dollars if its based on a favorite children's book of your kid than that's all the better. But you don't need work books if you choose not too. Lots of ways to learn What I like to do is make simple assignments complement the homework they already have and reinforce that with educational video games and fun activities. If you get too much homework one week you can do weekender learning. Also schools that do longer hours but only meet 4 or three days a week also might be a plus if you can find one. Little things add up. Even if you get 5 to 15 minutes a day in and an hour a weekend it all ads up. It can be simple as reading a short book logging or writing on a practice sheet for weekdays. A kindergartener might not enjoy practicing writing ABC each day but they might enjoy a treat and an educational video game afterward.
Mistakes We can make
inadequate after-schooling is just giving a kid a workbook or educational toy and having the child just do it themselves without impute. curriculums like Montessori have self discovery but they are to be lead and watched over by the parent teacher. This should be done for education as well as safety. If you are poor in a subject it will be hard for you to teach it. You might need to pay or trade a tutor or re-learn a subject yourself to teach it. Spending some money is going to happen but don't buy anything without researching it thoroughly. An expensive curriculum that works for one child might bore yours. Forgetting to make learning fun. Who says learning should be boring
My mom was a full time homeschooler with one of my sisters but cable TV and TV Commercials was such a distraction. If you want to be a part-time homeschooler or full time homeschooler get rid of even basic cable TV. Commercials can be more distracting than the shows themselves. You can still have TV via Netflix only you have a more active choice what's on the Cue. Netflix even has some PBS shows. Even buying one 15 dollar DVD a month is most often cheaper than cable. Libraries have free DVds to rent many educational.