I just planned out our history for next year and was wondering if it seem like too much or o.k.! My kids are 'old' 3rd and 6th graders...will be just turned 9 and 12. Right now, I have 4 days/week planned where ea. day I read/discuss for about 30 min. from This Country of Ours, some Truthquest commentary, Abe Lincoln's World, or other book. Then 4 days a week my 6th grader would have about 30 min. or so of living history, biographies, etc. to read on her own and narrate. My 3rd grader would have about 20-30 min. of reading for 83 days of the year to complete his books. We're using mainly SCM Module 6 books. I did bump them up to the next levels on some books, since they're about 4th and 7th in age, if that makes sense (so 3rd grader reading some 4th-6th I think he can handle fine and 6th grader reading some 7th-9th). Thanks for any input. This is the toughest part of my planning!!! Blessings, Gina
Too much history?(4 posts) (3 voices)
My kids gr3-4 and gr5 have about 20-30 minutes with me on history together, and then they both are required to read a minimum of 15 minutes daily in their history readers...and they read daily from the science ones too. They often choose to read more though...I think that you sound fine...
This is the hardest part of the planning process for me too. My dd is 11 entering 7th grade and we will be starting Romans..I have so many good books on the list for her to read but I know if I show them all to her at once her eyes will glaze over, lol. I just haven't figured out how much is too much. Some books she flys through and some she just crawls through...seems sometimes no rhyme or reason. So hopefully this year we can get through the 'basket' :)
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