Odila Legendre December 21, 2019 School Worksheets
As we already discussed in the article home schooling an elementary aged child finding the resources for home schooling and socialization can easily be found in the community that you live in or online. Introducing the learning process in a more formal setting but being sure to keep the fun of learning alive for your child is an important focus. Now that the middle school grades are being entered the focus needs to be zeroed in on the child’s education yes but also on the emotional state of the middle school student. These are exciting times for a student as they are experiencing new things both mentally as well as physically.
The government and state send out standardized tests that home schooled children are still required to take. Many “traditional” schools set days aside for these tests each year. Before administering the tests at home, check with your local school board to make sure that your child isn’t required sit in a school classroom first. In some areas, there are days set aside for local home schooled children to take the tests together. Use the information available through your local school board to plan your approach to yearly standardized tests.
A middle school aged child is starting to see the world outside of themselves and then has the chore of figuring out where they fit into that world. This is a good time to introduce curriculum that helps them learn about themselves and how their bodies work, a solid health curriculum works great during these ages. We also expanded on this theme with a module of sex education that we approved of. We had each of our children read a book by Josh Harris called “I Kissed Dating Good-bye.”
Academic reasons are another area that home schooling has become popular in. Those living in rural areas who previously home schooled their children were required at one point to create lesson plans that followed state guidelines and standards. Thanks to fast satellite broadband internet, parents are finding interactive home–school programs that exceed state requirements. Some home–school programs feature live lessons for children where they can actually see and hear the teacher present lessons. The teacher gives visual step by step assistance and records it, allowing the child to gain repetitious learning. Previously, physical schools used repetition to teach all the time. Now they use so many methods, that from year to year the children have to relearn or unlearn a previous method. Also, once they teach a lesson, they move on to the next, not allowing the child to properly retain the taught information. The recorder live lesson method lets the children go back as many times as they need to until they get it.
Another area that is important to teach during these times is the idea of service. The natural bent of a child is to think only of themselves and to take care of their wants above all else. A cure for this ailment is to help the child see others and the needs they have and then to serve those people in some way. This can be as simple as raking leaves and doing yard work for family or neighbors, baking cookies and sharing them with others. Calling on elderly folks in the church, service activities can be as creative as the kids themselves. Check out my article about home preschoolers and socialization for other suggestions. The idea is to just get them to stop thinking about themselves for a while and letting them experience how good it makes them feel to give service to others. Home schooling middle grade students is a fun and challenging time for both you and your child. It is a time to stretch them mentally with their classes making sure all the fundamentals are covered. Then help them understand all the changes that are taking place in their own bodies and how they are part of a society and how they can help serve others in that society.
Home schooling also becomes a part of the family dynamics. Your family becomes “the teacher”. Family trips can incorporate lessons that your child enjoys. Cooking and gardening become lessons in math and science that are fun for you and your child. If your child makes a mistake in a recipe or in planting a plant, it is a chance for them to learn what went wrong without Being made fun of by other children. Vacations can incorporate social studies by teaching your child about the areas you are visiting without them realizing that they are learning.
Tag Cloudfree kindergarten math games play online easy games for kindergarten 1st grade reading skills vocabulary games for kindergarten best games for 1st graders first grade activities 1st grade math lessons 1st grade reading comprehension pre k practice worksheets rhyming games for kindergarten learning letters for kindergarten kindergarten math activities online 1st grade social studies lesson plans math quiz for kindergarten pre k reading worksheets kindergarten math worksheets PDF first grade social studies games for kindergarten kids sorting games for kindergarten interactive games for kindergarten sight word books for kindergarten interactive sight word games first grade online games first grade math lessons free first grade reading games lesson plan for kindergarten english PDF 1st grade life science lesson plans sight word practice kindergarten 1st grade learning books sight word games for kids 1st grade spelling games letter a activities for kindergarten counting games for kindergarten letter games for kids interactive books for kindergarten first grade reading comprehension free math games for 1st grade stem books for kindergarten free kindergarten reading worksheets kindergarten art lessons 1st grade reading stories first grade phonics lessons first grade reading games first grade reading comprehension books first grade money games online reading for 1st graders puzzles for kindergarten activity worksheets for kids cvc games for kindergarten reading practice for 1st grade kindergarten math practice first grade graphing lesson plans educational games for first graders whiteboard games for kindergarten free online games for 1st graders first grade book club 1st grade PE games first grade reading lesson plans first grade sight words games kindergarten learning worksheets abc games for kindergarten reading comprehension 1st grade online free online math games for 1st grade work for kindergarten first grade computer games ocean lesson plans 1st grade kindergarten writing lessons sight word activities for kindergarten handwriting books for kindergarten best math games for first graders 1st grade learning games reading skills for kindergarten 1st grade games free reading practice for kindergarten easy science experiments for first graders first grade learning games teaching english to kindergarten online phonics games for first grade reading comprehension games 1st grade pre k activity books science games for kindergarten first grade morning work lesson plan for kindergarten english shape games for kids math exercises for kindergarten interactive math games for 1st grade 1st grade online games first grade science experiments 1st grade basketball lesson plan for kindergarten reading 1st grade reading worksheets free online reading games for 1st grade free educational games for first graders first grade math games online social studies lessons for kindergarten learning to read games for first graders reading comprehension kindergarten worksheets free best games for first graders pre k learning worksheets 1st grade reading comprehension worksheets educational games for 1st graders 1st grade writing worksheets natural resources lesson plan 1st grade fun word games for kids simple reading for kindergarten science lessons for kindergarten pre k common core lesson plans science worksheets for kids science fair 1st grade kindergarten language arts free pre k printables first grade learning first grade read alouds best math games for 1st graders free educational games for 1st graders first grade writing lessons online addition games for kindergarten 1st grade sight words games cursive italic handwriting worksheets children's learning games 1st grade kindergarten read alouds online math games for 1st grade tracing vertical lines worksheets for preschool reading exercises for kindergarten 1st grade math games for the classroom lesson plan on money for kindergarten math activities for kindergarten educational activities for kindergarten tracing activities for kindergarten pilgrims lesson plans first grade easy kindergarten science projects games to play with first graders shape games for kindergarten kindergarten tracing letters animal habitat lesson plans first grade kindergarten math games online