Sunday, November 29, 2009

What's going on!

Our schooling options are varied this year with one in public school but not getting any science or history and struggling with language arts. I use lapbooks to add to her education while waiting for some testing to be completed and then deciding whether to leave her in school or bring her home.

We always knew that C was struggling with reading: she seemed to memorize books, she never sounded out words, and she cannot spell. When we homeschooled last year, the blame for her learning difficulties fell on both of us. Our families felt that I was not cut out to teach C and that she was not trying. So my confidence was lacking when C mentioned that she wanted to attend public school and we decided to give it a try.

The school that C attends is a good school and her teacher is a dream. She has helped me see that C may have a learning disability causing some kind of disconnect in her reading comprehension and her spelling issues. We are in the middle of testing and will figure out what step 2 is after the Christmas holidays.

In the meantime, we are working on homework and supplemental work. Part of C's homework each night is to read for 20 minutes. I try to find a book that we can lapbook or do extra work with. My goal is to find a book that already has a lapbook out there for it, less prepwork for me in this busy time of our lives.

Just a little about what is going on with us right now. Hope yall had a great Thanksgiving.

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