I am having some issues with homeschooling one of my kids, and I would love some advice from other Homeschooling Mamas out there.
This is our first year homeschooling. I currently teach Ashley (11, and in 6th grade) and Zander (5, and in Kindergarten). I absolutely love teaching them and can’t imagine sending them back to public school – ever.
I have no problems teaching Zander. He is doing so well in everything. He is reading and spelling on a second grade level now. I am *so* proud of him and how hard he works every single day.
My issue is with Ashley. I got back a batch of her grades on Friday, and I wanted to cry.
We use Christian Liberty’s homeschool program called CLASS. It is awesome. My brother actually attended Christian Liberty for several years, and I had a boyfriend that went there – a long, long time ago. Their CLASS system is fantastic. I teach the kids, give them tests, send the tests to Christian Liberty, they grade the tests, and they email me the results. I absolutely love it.
Well, a couple of weeks ago, I sent in a *huge* batch of tests. They emailed me the results and I was floored.
Ashley is doing fantastic in the subjects that I sit and teach her. A’s and high B’s in English, Math, Geometry, Spelling, and Science. Awesome! BUT, the two subjects that she reads and studies on her own, she is failing. And I don’t mean she’s failing a little bit, I mean she is getting 40’s on her tests. (The subjects are reading and history.)
Right now, our process in those two subjects is this: She reads the set pages each day and takes notes on what she’s read. At the end of the week, we discuss what she read, the important key words, and review the pages. But, apparently that’s not working. Even after doing that for months now, she’s getting 40’s and 50’s as her test scores in those subjects.
Do y’all have any suggestions? Obviously I can’t do this for her, and I don’t think I should have to hold her hand through these two subjects. She has to learn to be able to do things on her own. After all, what boss is going to want to hire someone that can’t read and comprehend what she’s just read without being told a gazillion times?
I really don’t know what to do here. Ashley is *such* a smart girl. She’s proved that with her other test scores in other subjects. So how do I get her to do well in these two areas that she’s lacking?