I’ve finally sat down and figured out how to handle this stuff with BigGuy. Tonight, I got his notebook set up and printed out the assignment pages that go with Tapestry of Grace (TOG). Each week, we’ll sit down and go through what he actually needs to do and read from the curricula. I also created a list of tasks outside of the curricula that he needs to do each week… math, science, foreign language, etc. I did the first 5 “weeks” of the curricula and then 2 weeks of the “outside” work. I printed out all of the resource pages he needs for the writing component of TOG. We’ll see how that goes.
I also printed out the pages for ME to help with facilitating Socratic discussion; and managing the Accountability and Thinking Questions from TOG.
And the maps… I printed out the maps he needs for the first 5 weeks of TOG plus the teacher copies with the answers.
Actually, I have to be honest that I really like the idea of sitting down with BigGuy twice each week to talk about his learning in a more mature manner. Once to sit down and go through what he needs to do and plot it out on his planner with him; and another to talk about what he’s learned and have a solid discussion about what he’s learned. Not just asking him to spew it back to me, but DISCUSSING it.
I’m kind of looking forward to it.
Now… to figure out Girly. And to hope that this works for BigGuy (and me).