Diagnosis for Change

I think one of the best things about homeschooling is flexibility. We are heading into our 4th week of school and we have already made some adjustments in our curriculum. We have identified areas that need more reinforcement and study. We are able to stop the planned course of action and focus on those things. One such adjust was made when I realized that we need more instruction in non-fiction writing, specifically in essay writing. The kids do a wonderful job writing from their imaginations and are extremely creative in their thinking, but when it comes to the nitty-gritty of laying out facts in an interesting and organized manner they need more practice. So we are setting aside the Learning Language Arts through Literature books for a bit and focusing on the formal writing process. We are also having struggles with the “how fast can I finish this assignment” syndrome and “how little can I do and still get away with it” disorder. This seems to be an ongoing condition that really needs treatment. That means a bit more discipline is applied on everyone’s part which some days can be frustrating all around. But, because of the flexibility that homeschooling allows, we are free to not only work on the academic weakness but also the spiritual inadequacy and hopefully will succeed in improving on both.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Ginny
This entry was posted in Meant for Encouragement. Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Diagnosis for Change

  1. mom2many says:

    Ahh yes ..been there, done that! But hope springs eternal, and I'm hoping this year will be different and we won't experience those syndromes! We start next Monday. I kinda wish I could fast forward and be 4 weeks into school like you are. I dislike the first few weeks of adjustments. :o)

  2. Anonymous says:

    LOL i HAD TO LAUGHAT THAT,,GLAD TO HEAR MY SON ISNT THE ONLY ONE DOING THIS. MY SON WAS SPEEDING THROUGH HIS WORK FAST, AND I KNEW HE COULDNT BE RETAINING IT WEL AT ALL; PLUS THE WRITING WAS HORRIBLE. ONE DAY I MENTIONED THAT I MUST NOT BE GIVING HIM ENOUGH WORK IF IT CAN BE DONE SO QIUICKLY. EVER SINCE THEN HE HAS SLOWED DOWN, WITH A GENTLE REMINDER.HERE AND THERE.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Your house sounds like our house! LOL. We have those same issues going on here, more with the older one than the younger one.

    Thanks for sharing

  4. hsmom2004 says:

    It is indeed such a blessing to be able to focus on the areas our children need the most work and still encourage them in areas they excell. I completely understand the "how fast can I do it" and "how little can I do and get away with it" syndromes. Those do take a toll on EVERYONE. May you be blessed with all the patience you need through the Holy Spirit.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

* Copy This Password *

* Type Or Paste Password Here *