I was wondering if I am doing too much "hand holding" with my students. It seems that I am directly involved with almost every aspect of their 5th grade education. I have 10-year-old triplets. I think if I had to do many grades simultaneously, there is no way I could be so involved with everything. I remember reading something somewhere about "independant work" vs. "mother directed subjects". However, I feel as though all I do is help with everything except MathUSee, Apologia Ocean Science, typing practice. Here is what I am doing generally (not all in one day):
Pray together, scripture memory, Bible, poetry (me reading), SCM Gen-Deut. History/Geo./Bible (I read to them, they narrate to me, except for the additional reading which I assign and then they narrate to me), Spelling Wisdom (here, I am dictating to all three individually), Literature (me reading aloud...again), Latin (using Getting Started With Latin; we do each lesson all together), and any poet/composer/artist study (I am reading about that person to them).
They just started reading Grammarland independantly and doing the worksheets, but since I am not reading it and there are no answer keys, I don't know if their answers are right, so I think I'm looking at doing that with them too.
I think it would be great if I didn't have to be SO involved. Maybe I don't? Maybe you can suggest a better way to still have a CM education? Thank you in advance!