By having a grading system set up before classes begin, you will not be trying to keep papers and grades organized haphazardly. After all, you and your child need the feedback from their class work to know how well the lessons are actually sticking.
Firstly, in a very pragmatic since homeschooling is convenient. There is no need to worry how the child will get to and from school, and school activities. Most or all of the schoolwork can be, done at home or online.
If you are an alcoholic, and you read this, go get help. There are a.A. chapters in every city and country of this world. There are no excuses. If you can’t give up drinking, give up your children. Being a parent means being responsible. There are links to A.A. and even internet chapters online. Use them. You owe it to your children.
When driving on the Interstate, maintain the speed limit. Gas mileage usually decreases at speeds above 60 mph. And of course, observing the speed limit is safer.
Focus on reading. Reading is the base that the child will build his entire education on. If he learns only this one skill in first grade, he will be prepared for the rest of his school years. Center your first grade curriculum around your reading program. Of course the other subjects are important, but phonics, writing, spelling, and language can all be incorporated into the reading program. History can be taught during story time which is important to any reading program.
Set up a subject list and allow your child to choose from a list of electives as well. After all, school can’t be just English and History. Allow your child to help determine the order of the classes and how they want the semesters set up. For instance, you can choose to teach the same classes all year, or teach half the classes one semester and the other half the next semester.
Camping is not your thing? Don’t worry, you can find other ways to spend time outdoors without giving up the luxuries that you love for family summer vacations. There are great hotels that are in more rural areas that offer great outdoor activities. You should plan what you want to do, like boating or hiking, and then choose your area and hotel based on where you can go for what you want to do. Staying in a hotel gives you the option to do just about anything that you want whether you want to be outdoors or if you want to find more organized family activities to do.