Wednesday, March 14, 2012

yesterday we did chumash for about 1.5 hours over the course of the day.  this is one of the benefits of homeschooling: when your kid is in the zone, you can go where the attention span and energy is.  no bell stopping us after 45 min. 

today we started with new pesukim.  i did this because she runs out of steam when we do chazara.  then we had a break, and then did chazara.  she remembered more of it than i thought she would.

then for rashi, she said she wanted to do it with ari.  i think this is because i ask her to isolate shorashim, and i know what she knows and what she doesn't know.  whereas he just tells her.  yesterday and tonight i don't think she really has been improving in the rashis as i would like.  i think this is because she feels that there are too many of them.  maybe tomorrow i'll take a look at how many rashis she has to do and break it down so there are fewer of them or work it out somehow so she feels it is more manageable.


  1. Question: do you prepare/look over Rashis before doing them with her? Or do you decide on the go which Rashis to do?

  2. i prepare on the go. i'll take a couple of minutes after the pesukim to scan the rashis and see which ones are suited for her. or right before. or often, questions come up and rashi answers them.