For the past month we have been using a homeschooling website as part of Jackson's daily school lessons. It's PRACTICALLY the only legit thing weve been using. I"ve abandoned our text books all together.
Time4learning has a comprehensive online program that can plan your entire school year and detail the online assignments to be done each day (you can alter the schedule in various ways). For example, Jackson has his homeschool enrichment program on Mondays, so we dont utilize Time4Learning on Mondays. The program compensates for this to make sure we get all the "required" 2nd grade material in the time line we have chosen.
While we are doing other schooling activities (copy work, board work, reading, etc) we are getting our core schooling from Time4Learning. I truly did not envision our homeschool year revolving around computer work- but it is what fits Jackson's learning style.
They include science, social studies, language arts, math and language arts extension ( I truly don't know how that is different than regular LA, but it is).
One day for science Jax watched a fun animated video about human basic needs. With a few follow up lessons and a quiz- that lesson is marked complete. The online activities are FUN. Well to be clear- it is still school but they present it in a fun way. An example of a learning video can be seen here on their demo page.
Jackson has horrible handwriting and no true desire to focus on improving it at this time. As I mentioned above, we still incorporate daily copywork but with the majority of our subjects being taught online- he doesnt have to stress over his handwriting and can just learn. We will get to perfecting his handwriting later on- I just feel there are more important aspects of his education right now. Answer questions online frees up his brain from stressing about handwriting. My goodness- it helps my patience too.
Will we continue with Time4Learning? YES.