Homeschooling Grandma Needs Help
I have two grandaughters, ages 5 and 7 that came to live with me several months ago. The oldest being in first grade and has a learning disability, mildly retarded (slow in learning). I am at the decision of homeschooling her after school lets out this year. She isn't able to sit down in school for very long and will wonder around and disrupt the class routine.
I am utilizing the library on books on how to homeschool and am so overwhelmed with information and have no idea of how to set up a daily schedule on subjects and so forth.
Our state (Missouri) requires us to homeschool in Math, English, Reading, History, and Science. I work full time and have 4 days to devote to my grandaughter in her educational needs.
I just feel bad for her as her mother and father gave up on her, her school isn't willing to handle her,but her Nana is very determined to give her the love, patience and education she so much deserves and really wants. She just hates going to school every day and wants to stay home with us all day as she puts it.
So I'd like to give her the benefit of being with us and her education and am asking for advice on what to teach her. She is in the first grade and I'll keep her in the first grade as I feel she hasn't benifited very much from this school year. I need help with setting up a curriculum and daily schedule.
Any help you can give is very appreciated.