Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Back to School

We started back with our academics today. Before we began, we averaged the math scores from last semester. This is necessary for Kody, since he is a 9th grader this year and we need to begin keeping a transcript. Math is the one thing that actually has a score for us. The other subjects are, well, subjective. I grade according to effort more than an actual testing score, for now. This seems to motivate my boys into trying a little harder. By next year I will begin to give more tests and keep scores, preparing them for college classes. (Jacob is a 7th grader)

Today I assigned a report, due next week, on the Electoral College. This election season will be a great time to learn all we can about the election process and our American Government. I’ve done this in previous election years with my older kids. I’ll share more on what we cover later.

We also started studying I Corinthians 13 going word by word (ex: Love is patient). We’ll discuss patience for a few days until we move on to “kind”. We used specific relational examples to help remind us when we might be a little more patient.

What about you? Are you re-gearing to start the next session of schooling?

6 comments:

IDnJC said...

oh my goodness...i don't know where to start...i have enjoyed break so much! ty has been home for a week and I am getting just down right out spoiled! we had a sitter with lunch, a movie and a couple hours bible time at starbucks to close our sweet time together today! whaaa...?

Can I just bring my kids to your house for school? :O)

HomeSchool Mommy said...

Oh, you mean we are supposed to come back from break? Ugh.

Robin Meadows said...

yeah, well,we started a little earlier than we might have since Dirk and I will be gone for a week soon!

Glad you enjoyed your break!

Donna said...

My guys clearly explained how all the schools do not start back until monday so I agreed. However I will clearly explain that when something special comes up we made a choice to decide our time off based on the school system this time so we do not get the privilege to take off time when it works of our schedule.

I am also taking these next few days to get our biological clocks back in order and getting our school work in order.

Wow, you do your own transcripts too. I am far too intimidated at this point to do that. We pay $300 extra (on top of curriculum) per high school years (9 to 12)so the kids in that age range have a transcript and reports card. Maybe someday I will be able to do it myself and save us a lot of money.

Thanks so much for sharing your homeschooling experience for I have not found a support system for homeschooling yet and I feel quite alone. It is a breath of fresh air to not feel so alone.

shanna said...

I love this:
We also started studying I Corinthians 13 going word by word (ex: Love is patient). We’ll discuss patience for a few days until we move on to “kind”. We used specific relational examples to help remind us when we might be a little more patient.

I will have to use that idea!

Robin Meadows said...

Donna- check out some other blogs--we can be a support system for each other!

Shanna - that's what we're all about isn't it? Helping each other along the way.