So what changed? David and I decided to alternate Language Arts and Science/Social studies. Now Language Arts will take place Monday and Wednesday while Science/Social Studies will take place on Tuesday and Thursday.
Also, American Sign Language (ASL) has been added to our daily schedule. I believe ASL is an amazing language that is beneficial at all ages. Azaliah first learned ASL when she was a baby so she could communicate what she wanted versus crying. This worked fabulously. Unfortunately, I didn’t teach Amaziah sign language when he was a baby. Though I only allotted 15 minutes of dedicated study time for ASL, we use what we know all throughout the day.
They ASL curriculum that we follow is absolutely free! Bill Varcas is hard of hearing (HOH) and is an amazing, funny professor. There is a paid program so if your High School student needs foreign language credits then you can pay a very low payment. The free and paid version is exactly the same, but the paid version is designed to offer credit and a certificate of completion.
|CURRICULUM||SUBJECT||START TIME||END TIME||TOTAL TIME|
|ABECEDARIAN||READING||9:00 AM||9:25 AM||25 min|
|ABECEDARIAN||WRITING/SPELLING||9:30 AM||9:55 AM||25 min|
|MBTP||LANGUAGE ARTS (M,W) SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES (T,TH)||10:00 AM||10:45 AM||45 min|
|RIGHTSTART MATH||MATH||10:50 AM||11:35 AM||45 min|
|FABER PIANO ADVENTURE||PIANO||11:40 AM||11:55 AM||15 min|
|LIFE PRINT||ASL||12:00 PM||12:15 PM||15 min|
|SUMMIT||BIBLE STUDIES||5:00 PM||5:45 PM||45 min|
|TIME||3 hrs 35 min|