Yes, this week it has been madness. I changed our schedule yet again. I know. I know. I'm a curriculum junkie of sorts. But I think I've got it.
My enthusiastic 7th grader wanted to go for it with me :-D
So this week week when I called to set up her appointment to take her CLEP test I got thrown for a LOOP.
Scheduling....never works out the way you've planned.
After talking with a friend of mine who's daughter did the COLLEGE PLUS way, I decided to tackle these test with my very motivated daughter by grouping similar or overlapping test together and studying within 2 weeks of each other.
But the Test Center was closed intermittently which disrupted my original plan.
THE FREEDOM OF HOMESCHOOL
Did I say I love homeschooling because of all the freedom it gives us? Well, in order to meet the new schedule we dropped some of her original coursework.
Courses Post-poned until after our CLEP test taking frenzy:
Abeka English DVD
Courses moved to independent study done in the morning
(I asked my Tiger Lilly which courses she wanted to continue to do)
Youth Digital (Mod Design and Game Design 2)
Algebra 1 (both Teaching Textbooks and Abeka)
Geometry (Teaching Textbooks only - dropped Thinkwell)
THE NEW STUDY PLAN
10am-1pm (she does this on her own & I check at night)
Game Design 1 (or) Mod Design - Java
2pm-6pm - (English) COLLEGE COMPOSITION CLEP CRAM TIME
(I sit with her and mark her scores)
This is where we focus ONLY on 1 test at a time until the scheduled day of test
College Composition (CLEP TEST) study
Speedy Prep Flashcards
Time4Writing.com (SAT Essay Writing Course)
REA College Composition Review
Practice Test (every other day)
REA Practice Test
Petersons Practice Test
Free-Clep-Prep Practice Test
Education-Portal.com Practice Test
Speedy Prep Flashcards
HOW DID IT GO?
Absolutely better than I could've expected!
Flashcards: Overall she went from knowing 5 to 10 per set, to 20-25 per set by the end of the week
Petersons: (1) 21 taken on Monday (2)39 taken on Thursday
REA: (52%) taken on Friday
TEST date is planned for when she scores a bit higher on her test and finishes her Time4Writing.com test in 2 weeks.
MY SPEED RACER...
Well he is watching his sister and thinking she has it easier since she in theory has less classes than he did. But this week we did have a step backwards with him.
He took it upon himself to stay up late and purchase a ton of stuff on playstation...so video game systems are currently banished.
Other than that, he's been scoring A's and B's on all subjects this week.