As I thought about that I realized that Princess may be the same way. Last year I started doing workboxes with the kids. Our workboxes are cubes on our school room shelves where I put busy work for the kids to do, something the kids can do by themselves while I work with someone else. The workboxes are mostly used for review activities. Things the kids don't need my help with. Princess seemed to thrive on knowing what she had to do each day and being able to work at it at her own pace. She did not grumble about doing her workbox assignments. Thinking about that, combined with the knowledge that Princess can read well enough now to follow instructions in a book, made me realize that maybe it is time to get Princess a curriculum that she can work on more independently than what we have been doing.
The spelling words in the Sonlight curriculum are related to the spelling rule she learns. For example, she had to spell compound words, (like baseball, sunset, cupcake) when she learned the rule about compound words. Sonlight gives a schedule and activities for working with the spelling words during the week.
I was a little nervous about using a real curriculum, but it seems to be going well. Princess definitely seems to enjoy knowing what she has to do each day and right now she is not grumbling so much about school. Hopefully it will stay that way for awhile :)
What curriculum do you use in your homeschool? I would love to hear about it, just in case I have to go searching for more curriculum again when it is time for the next change :)
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