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Do you supplement your child's education?

post #1 of 20
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Do you supplement? If so, how do you supplement? Do you purchase a curriculum, workbooks or other education materials?
post #2 of 20
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I have an entire closet of educational materials, books and activities. Lots of which came from yard sales!

I've always considered myself as my girls primary educator but I guess I'm supplementing now that my oldest is in Kindergarten.

I recently purchased the Sonlight Science K program, math & science workbooks and a few more games from our local educational store. I'm upping the ante on the supplementing!

This evening, my dd completed an entire chapter of the Science workbook I bought for her over the weekend.
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I do have some workbooks in Science, Social Studies, Math, and Language Arts. We use them in the summer mostly, but if DS struggles on something at school, I'll pull out some supplemental info to help him understand it.

Just last week, he did poorly on a linking verbs segment, so we worked on them over the weekend.

It is my theory that the teacher cannot meet every educational need of 30 students, so I'm there to pick up the pieces!

Marlene
post #4 of 20
I try to supplement with saxon math pages, science experiments and workbooks. The older she gets the harder it seems to find the time with the increased homework load and sports/piano/etc. I guess those are supplements too though. We are big readers, I try to choose our famiy reading books from childhood biographies or the classics. Plus, being in DC, we are always going to see something historical or cultural. I hope as the time for the basics diminishes, the culture of learning will take over.
post #5 of 20
I am going to research some for some of the areas my boys are struggling a bit with. Thanks for reminding me!
post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by marrobinson View Post

I do have some workbooks in Science, Social Studies, Math, and Language Arts. We use them in the summer mostly, but if DS struggles on something at school, I'll pull out some supplemental info to help him understand it.

Just last week, he did poorly on a linking verbs segment, so we worked on them over the weekend.

It is my theory that the teacher cannot meet every educational need of 30 students, so I'm there to pick up the pieces!

Marlene

I agree with the teacher not being able to meet every educational need. They are meeting the testing requirements for Kindergarten.
post #7 of 20
So far I have only supplemented my kids with life experiences. I like to keep them learning new thing by enrolling them in things they are interested in.
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So far I have only supplemented my kids with life experiences. I like to keep them learning new thing by enrolling them in things they are interested in.

Your children are fortunate enough to have a wonderful school!
post #9 of 20
We have been to lots of schools over the years. We have moved a lot!!! The school to me has always been what you make of it. It seems that each time we move I like the schools even better than the last one
post #10 of 20
I supplement with reading comprehension workbooks.
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