List of yearly milestones...

by Demarie
(Farmington, NM)

I am homeschooling my 3rd and 1st grader and I have searched high and low, even contacting our local schools to find a list of what exactly they should be learning with zero luck.

Can you help me? Do you have a list or something I can read to give me an idea of what they should be learning? I dread the feeling that I'm missing a part and it may hurt them, like maybe I should be focusing on fractions instead of multiplication or both.
Thank you

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May 02, 2017
My answer to yearly milestones
by: Heidi

Hi Demarie, I'm glad to answer your question.

There are books like What your Child Needs to Know When and What your Second Grader Needs to Know but I don't like to use lists of what my children need to know because it stresses me out.

Most children will be ahead or behind in most of the areas stated in these types of books and the parent usually just notices where they are behind.

I can understand wanting to make sure kids are learning what they need to learn though.

That's why I often recommend the Spectrum workbooks. They are very helpful to parents because they give 180 pages of work in each subject. They give the parent something to teach, but the work is not so overwhelming that it doesn't leave time for fun activities and projects like reading together, cooking together, playing games, sewing, woodworking, playing legos, field trips and more.

For parents who are worried about doing enough or just getting started with homeschooling, these workbooks give good structure but leave plenty of time for family interaction not related to filling out workbook pages and getting stressed.

Your children learn so much from you! I encourage you to relax and enjoy your time with them. Let their questions lead you into what you need to add to their learning.

It sounds like you're a great mom already, so keep up the good work and trust your instincts.

I hope this was helpful. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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