Monday, December 6, 2010

I am such a blog slacker LOL

I am such a blog slacker lately. We have been busy here, and well I have been busy making Christmas presents. I even tried to convince A to let us have a break from homeschooling until after Christmas so I can get more done but she started to cry. "I love school. Why do I have to stop? Could we still do math, and science, and can I still read books everyday if I take a break" Sigh...guess that's not happening. And then today she said "Mom, will you keep homeschooling me everyday, except Christmas until I grow up? Then I will go to college and then go to med school and learn to be a doctor." So I guess no break for Mommy right now LOL. Anyway, she is doing great. We have been having a lot of fun and today went outside and followed some fox prints out by the front door and found its den (nope, it wasn't in there at the time.) This was the second den A has found by tracking the foot prints in the snow this winter. We started to read today about the Ice Age and tomorrow we are doing our very own cave painting.

I am again having to start researching curriculum again. She is blowing through everything to fast for me again. I am starting to think that I really can't use a set curriculum with her at all for that reason. I am researching classical and Charlotte Mason methods right now basically because of the depth they allow on subjects. I feel like we usually get 6 months of whatever we are doing working before she gets restless and she just jumps to far ahead for me to keep up.

From what I can tell classical and Charlotte Mason methods would allow her to take those big leaps without me exhausting my resources, but our library is small and does not have the selection of books probably needed for either method. Another reason I was trying to let her give mommy a break so that I would be able to catch up with her and figure out what direction we could go in next. Sigh.

Question for other mom's of gifted kids out there. A reads much more fluently when actually reading "adult" books (ones of Dh and mine that she pics up) then she does kid books (ie level 3, level 4 and beginning chapter books) I think the plots just don't hold her interest enough. The problem being that well, adult book concepts are not those that I want her introduced to. Any advice on books that she would enjoy more reading on her own that I won't have to worry about content with. I am thinking of going to the library and checking out maybe some Rohl Dahl books or something for her. Hmmm.

Alright, off to bed. Night all

4 comments:

Karin said...

Do you use Paperbackswap.com? Maybe you can find CM books on that site since the library is small.

As for reading books, what about books like the Ramona books by Beverly Cleary? Maybe she will like books about other little girls. My big girl loved the Ralph S Mouse books too.

Karin said...

Oh, another thought - have you looked at the Sonlight Curriculum? It's literature based and pretty advanced and it's a very full program.

Joyful Learner said...

A Wrinkle in Time was my favorite as a kid. Also Anne of Gables series are wonderful. We started Moongobble series and they are fun.

MommyWise said...

Aidan started reading the Little House books. They are great because she has a lot of questions about it and we start discussing history because of it.

She also liked "5 little Peppers and How They Grew" "Pippi Longstocking" "Stuart Little" "The Mouse and Motorcycle" and those types.

I've also set aside others for her to grab.. "The Littles" series. Anything by Beverly Cleary. The Dahl books are great as well. "The Borrowers"

We are running into slightly more "grown up" issues with these older books but I think its okay. She asks questions and I answer her honestly and she takes it as fact and moves on.

Happy Hunting!