Use a Spine Book When Homeschooling5 min read
You might be wondering what the spine book is or googling it. It’s okay! Surfacing net to research is a good habit. But let me tell you that it’s a straightforward concept. You opt for one book or curriculum you use as the initial point for your kid’s studies. Your kid read a small module of the spine, then take off and research more about the topic of their interest.
It’s the kind of situation your kids enter into, which becomes the basis of your kid’s homeschooling.
Break Down the Spine
We know the importance of the word spine; for human beings, how difficult does life become if the spine gets broken down. Same as with books, if the book’s spine gets to break, all pages without a sequence number mean nothing because you won’t be able to relate the pages together.
However, breaking down the spine means dividing the curriculum book evenly for your kid to grasp the concept quickly and timely. For example, a book of 300 pages may be divided into 5 pages to read every day.
Rather than dividing or fixing the limitation of the pages, divide it according to the topics. So, in the current week, your kid studies about the USA history cause, in next week he will read about the effects. And next to next week, its consequences.
Consequently, plan accordingly; you can schedule the readings materials based on your child’s capabilities and interests.
Read the Spine
The book’s spine has immense paths to let your child discover new and interesting facts from the module designed through the spine. For instance, take an example of the USA history of a famous person, Abraham Lincoln, and your child is reading about him he might get into ways, how he started his journeys, he may go into the depth.
Then he might get fascinated with the journey of Mr. Lincoln as a president. Finally, he might search the ways to learn the presidency period. These small activities themselves create curiosity from scratch to end.
Kid starts taking note of these interest-based. So, if you’re using your homeschool curriculum as a spine, then pick out the concepts from the subjects you want your kid should focus upon or based on his interests.
For example, you are teaching social studies, you pick out the geography first, and you want your kid to concentrate on maps in initial. Thus, he works and then again picks out one new from that.
From this, you and your kid are on the way to start researching.
Research The Topic
Researching is the trade that allows your kid to go in-depth to gain knowledge. For this, you can take your child to the libraries, help them find the section of their credit. Then, let them peruse the library.
In libraries, you also find some interesting books to cover the topic while you’re with your child in the library.
Moreover, if the library doesn’t work or it’s not readily available, you know what efficacious tool we have, i.e., Google, you and your child can easily research here.
For you, if you can’t find a book in the library, go and check on Amazon to find the book.
Always ask for recommendations from your friends.
Read Books, Complete Projects
Researching isn’t enough to complete a project. If you’re done with research, read books and flock facts to complete your projects.
For example, you receive a project to design an earth shape of a given dimension. Then obviously, you start with its circumference using tools like a compass, pencil. And you’re questioned to find its areas, circumference, and volume and asked for the comparison.
It is the fun part of homeschooling.
You made that look easy!
Record Your Research and Studies
Records! Most important, whatever you research as of now, you read a book. If not, maintaining a record could be useless sometimes because every fact with full knowledge you won’t be able to remember, and records help you remember that or recall it any time.
It doesn’t come in one day; bring your kid into the habit of writing from scribbling pieces. If your kid loves to write, then it’s an advantage that you don’t need to put him to write a note just, let him know the ways. However, your kid hates writing pages; then, a single paragraph seems writing two pages to him. So, it would be best if you shaped him for writing accordingly the way he wants you to approach him, or you want.
- One to three sentences for 1st and 2nd level kids
- One to two paragraphs for 3rd-5th level kids
- One page for middle school kids
All about writing isn’t catchy enough, do not worry! You can teach him to collect pictures of his research or drawing so he can draw or paste them.
Pictures bring the facts to mind faster than from reading them for seconds.
Create a Portfolio
The portfolio is exciting for any kid because whenever he or else asks about the topic, they can go through his research. So, make a space at your family library and put your kid’s portfolio.
Use the spine book when homeschooling gives your kids an opportunity to add diversities and different interests to your home school. Don’t worry! Start from one and do not jump on the other until you complete this.
Use facts from research, do some projects, add some graphics. Then, your spine book method is ready.
What about you? Do you use a spine book in your homeschooling?