Oh man, where to start. My 5th grade daughter has type 1 Diabetes and was missing so many classroom hours due to going back and forth to the nurse. I was working on her 504 contract to ensure she received care that is required to keep her alive. Everyone thinks Type 1 Diabetes is the same as Type 2 and it drives me nuts! It is a roller coaster from day to day. Anyway, in the middle of doing the paperwork I basically said "I am not doing this again this year!" I felt like I was throwing her to the wolves. I mean, they left her alone with an employee of a place they went to on a school field trip while her blood sugar was 300.
This was about 2 weeks before school was to start so there was a definite time crunch. My 2nd Grader was having problems with social issues and I believe she has some over stimulation problems. Not so much that I see going to a doctor, it has actually improved a little since we started homeschooling. She is just the clingy child.
I love the part of Homeschooling where I can see them grasping concepts as we learn together. I hate the part where I feel lost.
The resources I have are Science 5 and Math 5 from Bob Jones. I love those, simple and to the point.
Other then that, we are using library books and online stuff. I would love to buy a curriculum and I am not being cheap, my husband is a disabled veteran and between his medical bills and my daughter's, it just isn't doable right now.
I feel in my heart that homeschooling is what is best for us but the pressure of always having to find materials and figuring out what to teach is so overwhelming! My 5th grader is so eager to learn and soaks up info like a sponge and I want to be sure I am challenging her enough. My 2nd grader got honors in first grade but I recently found out she doesn't know how to identify coins or tell time!! That did NOT please me at all. She melts down super easy if she doesn't get the answer right the first time. I have her on Dreambox.com for Math. The games are cool but like I said, one wrong answer and it is pure temper tantrum hell!
History, I have no clue where to start! The girls are not good doing unit studies together. They are too competitive. Not sure where in history to start with them.
Ok, I think I got everything out. Oh wait, one more thing. My second grader is terrified to sleep in her own bed and has been sleeping in mine for about a year. I don't think it is stubbornness, I think she really is terrified. This throws off our schedule because she is tired the next day because I go to bed around 11. If I put her earlier to bed she needs the light on or she screams and cries.
Ok vent over, I feel like a mess, sorry for the long post!