(Eagle River, WI)
I need some help....I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed!
I have a 1st grader and an 8th grader that we will be homeschooling for the first time. We purchased the student kits and teacher kits for both children. I don't even know where to start. How do you figure out how much and what to teach each day? I know in the public schools you don't do every page of every text book....but how do I pick what we should do?
I guess I thought there would be more of a lesson plan telling me what to do on what days. Trying to figure out a daily schedule.....any suggestions or examples of your schedules would be greatly appreciated!
Reply from Jamie:
I know exactly what you're going through. My first year, I too, felt overwhelmed not knowing how to even get started. However, when I got my DVDs they came with teacher lesson plans. It sounds like you did not receive them in your student kits. So, I suggest you call Abeka and ask if they have a schedule or guide for you to use. All you basically need is a plan to know how much the children should be reading on a given day or what they'll need for an art supply that day, etc.
If the school cannot help you or if you have further questions, please let Diane know. Use the contact form on the site and leave your phone number with her. I would be happy to talk with you if you'd like!
Hang in there, it's easier than you think right now!