Saturday, February 1, 2014
THE MADNESS OF A LACKLUSTER WEEK OF HOMESCHOOLING
See that little snow man? They guy from FROZEN? Well that's what we were this week!
I've realized something about myself. I HATE SNOW!!! But my little guy, SPEED RACER loves it!
NOTHING GOES AS PLANNED
Well I had the kids schedules all made up, their workboxes in order and their curriculum changes for the new year in FULL Effect.
MY BLESSING and CHALLENGES
I don't know if I've told you this, but I work during the day. My Hubba takes a mid-shift and I also write novels on the side. Yeah, I know ...madness.
Well my day gig (which I LOVE my new job btw) hindered my homeschool due to the many snow days I've had to take. I just started this job and have very little if any vacation time built up. So essentially I have to make up my hours within a 2 week period.
What suffered because of the DRATTED snow? My HOMESCHOOLing duties.
WHY I LOVE HOMESCHOOL
We can adjust and adapt. So here's what we did this week.
4th Grader, SPEED RACER's classes:
Bible (Abeka DVD) Skipped Mon,Wed,Fri - Used Bible Based Movie on Friday as a makeup
Math (Abeka DVD) Did All Days, working on Multiplying Fractions and more Long Division
Reading (Abeka DVD) Skipped Mon,Wed,Fri - didn't make this up in any way
Penmanship (Abeka DVD) Skipped all week - didn't make this up in any way
Spelling (Abeka DVD)- Tue-used DVD to give Spelling Test - Wed-Fri: Didn't watch the DVD but wrote out the spelling words
History (Abeka DVD) Skipped Mon,Wed,Fri - Had him write answers to questions in back of chapter on days missed.
Science (Abeka DVD) Did All Days
Additional Enrichment Labs Or Classes SPEED RACER DOES in addition to core
Spanish Instruction- Used Standard Deviants Spanish DVDs (got from Amazon) They are great with a workbook
Spanish Games - Dulingo app (does daily on mom's iphone) Spanish School Bus app (does daily on mom's iphone)
Science Lab - Uzinggo.com - He did this daily since he loves it
Math 6 Lab - Teaching Textbooks - He did this daily
Math Drills - Xtramath.com - He did this daily
7th Grader TIGER LILLY did a LOT of independent work this week.
Algebra 1 - She did this daily using Abeka DVD and Teaching Textbooks
Geometry - She did this daily using Teach Textbooks and Thinkwell
Science - Skipped on Mon, Tues, Thu using to Abeka DVD on Wed/Fri
English Literature - Did daily using Education-Portal.com and SpeedyPrep.com Flashcards to prep for CLEP
American Literature - Did daily using Education-Portal.com and SpeedyPrep.com Flashcards
Analyzing Literature - Did daily using Education-Portal.com and SpeedyPrep.com Flashcards
English Composition - Did Abeka DVD and Instantcert.com
Humanities - Did daily using Education-Portal.com and Instantcert.com
Speed Reading - Skipped this week
Logic - Skipped this week
Bible - Did on Mon, but skipped the rest of the week
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Cheering - Tiger Lilly did 3 days this week O_o
Tumbling - Tiger Lilly and Speed Racer do this together one Day a week through a private gym
Basketball - Speed Racer does this 2 times a week, Hubba is the Assistant Coach
Break Dancing - Speed Racer does this 1 time a week and is training for the Competition Team
Hip Hop Dance - Tiger Lilly and Speed Racer both do this 1 day a week