Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
Dec 10th '12
Quoting Jennybananna:" Seriously what can you teach in 10 minutes? Even 15? I would seriously consider re-thinking your schedule. ... [snip!] ... re-thinking your schedule. I get you dont want him to get burned out but I dont see much getting accomplished in 5-15 minutes. "

I agree.

Janell C. Due March 3; 4 kids; South Carolina 5328 posts
Dec 10th '12
Quoting Devil's Advocate:" Math? Vocabulary words?"


Math = 10 min
Phonics and Handwriting = 15 min
Vocabulary Cards = 5 min-10 min (10 words to recognize by end of week)



Arts and Crafts=30 minutes
Play time =15 min



Lunch=15 min
Story time=5-10 min
Nap=1hr



Popcorn and 1hr educational video (Popcorn and a Movie)= 1hr
Phonics and Handwriting= 15 min
Math= 10 min
Free time BOUGHT on good behavior based by the currency they've earned throughout the day (currency system placed by husband and I to teach them value and reward system)= 15-30 minutes
Vocabulary= 10 min



^^^^

Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
Dec 10th '12
Quoting Janell C.:" Math = 10 min Phonics and Handwriting = 15 min Vocabulary Cards = 5 min-10 min (10 words to recognize ... [snip!] ... day (currency system placed by husband and I to teach them value and reward system)= 15-30 minutes Vocabulary= 10 min ^^^^"


I think your schedule needs serious work. You can't teach anything in 10 minutes that's going to stick.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
Dec 10th '12
Quoting Janell C.:" Math = 10 min Phonics and Handwriting = 15 min Vocabulary Cards = 5 min-10 min (10 words to recognize ... [snip!] ... day (currency system placed by husband and I to teach them value and reward system)= 15-30 minutes Vocabulary= 10 min ^^^^"

You said the ONLY thing in your template that was 10 min was spanish. It clearly is not.

Janell C. Due March 3; 4 kids; South Carolina 5328 posts
Dec 10th '12
Quoting US Expat in Europe:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Janell C.:</b>" He actually does 2 hrs of school a day The ... [snip!] ... etc..I just praise him and hope his future wife appreciates it
Janell C. Due March 3; 4 kids; South Carolina 5328 posts
Dec 10th '12
Quoting Jennybananna:" You said the ONLY thing in your template that was 10 min was spanish. It clearly is not."


What else isnt then?
Let me know...please and tia :)

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
Dec 10th '12
Quoting Janell C.:" What else isnt then? Let me know...please and tia :)"

Math
Vocab
Story time



you bolded it you should know.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
Dec 10th '12

You do know that if he were in preschool that he would be getting 3-4 hours of school a day and not 2, right? Why aren't you doing more schooling?

ZoeysMum 1 child; Arizona 827 posts
Dec 10th '12

Looks like math and vocabulary are 20 minutes. Just spaced out. I don't think that's enough time but ehhhh, not my kid.

Janell C. Due March 3; 4 kids; South Carolina 5328 posts
Dec 10th '12
Quoting Devil's Advocate:" I think your schedule needs serious work. You can't teach anything in 10 minutes that's going to stick."


Thats kind of funny since hes doing wonderful on this schedule already. Everything I have taught is sticking. As I said.He is testing a 1st grader. I know hes still 4 and emotionally Pre-K level so I give him breaks and I give him broken down subjects during the day so he doesnt get overwhelmed. Ive "winged" it more or less for a month towards this schedule and hes done better WAY better now then when he were in PS.



It doesnt always deal with the time but the way you utilize it.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
Dec 10th '12
Quoting Janell C.:" Thats kind of funny since hes doing wonderful on this schedule already. Everything I have taught is ... [snip!] ... and hes done better WAY better now then when he were in PS. It doesnt always deal with the time but the way you utilize it."


If you don't want constructive criticism, don't post asking for opinions.

Janell C. Due March 3; 4 kids; South Carolina 5328 posts
Dec 10th '12
Quoting Jennybananna:" Math Vocab Story time you bolded it you should know. "


I do know.
Youre telling me he spends less than 10 minutes on another subject besides spanish so since you can tell me that much



give me a Subject :)
tia

Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
Dec 10th '12
Quoting Janell C.:" Thats kind of funny since hes doing wonderful on this schedule already. Everything I have taught is ... [snip!] ... and hes done better WAY better now then when he were in PS. It doesnt always deal with the time but the way you utilize it."


You don't have to be snotty about it. You asked what we thought about your schedule and we told you. If I had a child going to school for 2 hours and most of it was play time (not learning play time either) I would be livid. I would pull her ass out asap. Not my kid, just don't ask for opinions, you're gonna get them.

Janell C. Due March 3; 4 kids; South Carolina 5328 posts
Dec 10th '12
Quoting khigh:" You do know that if he were in preschool that he would be getting 3-4 hours of school a day and not 2, right? Why aren't you doing more schooling?"


Here on LB they have the kids in prek for 2hrs
where they are playing snacking or playing and doing maybe 20 minutes on 1 subject a day.



also



Do you consider all that PreK is doing in a regular hours school?
Do you think you have a bunch of 4 yr olds sitting still doing one subject for 30 minutes back to back to back to back to back??
As I said.
I must be teaching him something right if by educational standards to show there is no educational neglect that hes tested 1st grade since being homeschooled in just a months time.
He tested Kindergarten before he left thanks to me and his fathers efforts and now he's testing where I know his potential is.




If you seriously think that kiddies are sitting that still for that long doing stuff that HE is doing at HIS age...youre terribly wrong.
In a more promenant school like a charter or private..probably so
But I think Ive done pretty dang good so far
To be ridiculed on that he wont learn ANYTHING from my template is why I find your advice more personal than meaningful.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
Dec 10th '12
Quoting Janell C.:" I do know. Youre telling me he spends less than 10 minutes on another subject besides spanish so since you can tell me that much give me a Subject :) tia"

OK lets try this again since you seem to be having a hard time understanding.



You said this:



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Quoting Devil's Advocate:" According to your "template", he gets 10 minutes. I just don't see TV time as being something to include prior to any learning."


Read my WHOLE template because the only thing thats just ten minutes during the day in his studies is his spanish time....




There are multiple subjects that are 10 minutes or less on YOUR TEMPLATE
again they are
math-10
vocab-5-10
story time 5-10



Now yes they may be repeated but the point being made was you spend no more than 10 minutes on any one subject except tv and playtime. Why not combine them. If 10 minutes is enough time to teach,practice, and learn a lesson then why do you need an hour to recharge? If you didn't want opinions then you shouldn't of asked for them. 2 hours of actual hands on teaching/learning is not enough. Whats going to happen when he goes to school and its an 8 hour day with far less breaks and popcorn and movies.