AK Homeschool Adventure
After Colleen returned from the East Coast I had another week’s worth of assignments prepared in The Notebook. I had met with a Connections advisor in the meantime and they approved my curriculum and gave me a stack of French textbooks to go along with our Rosetta Stone program. I procured a Saxon Math 8/7 Homeschool edition and I found an old “Introduction to Literature” text for her to use. I had decided to evaluate her work in Science and Social Studies via her Language Arts spelling and vocabulary test along with going over her reading notes and grading her projects. Also, I decided to leave words that she either spelled or defined incorrectly on the list until she got them right.
Her Week 2 Curricula was as follows:
Spelling and Vocabulary
By Wednesday define, study for test on Friday
Civil Rights Movement
Read pgs 23-48 in text, take notes
CD-ROM “Meet the Scientists- Dr. Jonathan Marks” & Chapter 2 photo essay.
Look up and read Wikipedia entries for Martin Luther King Jr. and The United States Civil Rights Movement.
Read and take notes for Chapter 2, pgs 16-31.
Do Chapter Review in your notebook.
Research Social Security on the internet.
Find out what you need to do to apply for a new card.
Fill out and application for a new card and get it in the mail.
Correct lessons 1 & 2
Do lessons 3-8.
Spelling- Chapter 1
Grammar- pgs 23-66
Writing- pgs 27-32
Read and do “Brain Ticklers.”
Read pgs 12-51
Do “Try This” on page 47
Read and take notes on pgs 3-16
In your notebook define “Literature” in a couple of paragraphs.
Read “To Build a Fire” by Jack London.
Write a 5 paragraph essay explaining why “To Build a Fire” is or is not literature.
Practice 15 min per day.
Rosetta Stone Chapter 2 Guided Practice
It must be said, in Colleen’s defense, that she spent a couple of hours Monday, Tuesday at the school taking her Analytical Writing Assessment tests and all day Wednesday taking the test and participating in her “in building” classes.
It must also be said that I took a very hands off stance monitoring her progress due to her outstanding performance during week one.
HOWEVER, come to find out, the fancy Toshiba laptop that John got her for Christmas came fully loaded with some art shop software and a Lego Batman adventure game. And I, being heavily pregnant, take naps with my toddler in the afternoon. Woops.
Colleen’s grades are currently rendering her ineligible to play in her Volleyball games. Hopefully she’s able to bring them up before any games are actually scheduled.