A DOUBLE BLESSING WAS AROUND THE CORNER
Well with all the moving, changing of curriculum, changing, and mayhem in this working parent's household. Things are about to get even more exciting!
JOB CHANGES FOR MOM and DAD and ROSE
My husband got a new job. He was recently laid off, well it took him about three weeks to find another awesome position. My daughter Rose was also supposed to transition to a new job with my husband's old company. That didn't work out with the recent contract cut backs. However, Rose, found another job using a head hunting service that contacted her in the past. It took them 2 weeks to find her a position with a great raise and wonderful company. As for me, I'd stopped seeking new employment and was just waiting until later this year when this contract ends to find something, BUT, a great opportunity with longevity fell in my lap. Now, WE ALL HAVE NEW JOBS!
HOW WILL THESE CHANGES AFFECT MY HOMESCHOOLING and WORKING?
Well, it takes awhile for us to train up on our new positions and be able to use the flexibility that comes with being in the Info Tech field. So, I had to change my kid's homeschool schedule around a bit.
A EUREKA MOMENT
After 1.5 years of Algebra 1 I have finally figured out something about Speed Racer. He likes an audience for Math and Writing. He does best when I give him the problems to work out on the dry erase board, we check it, if it's wrong, he tries to fix it, then we watch the Saxon video if it is still wrong or he doesn't understand.
Wow! He wants 'interactive' math even though he could absorb it on his own.
So we've worked our schedule around supporting his Math and Writing learning opportunities.
SPEED RACER's NEW SCHEDULE
13 yrs old
13 yrs old
10am to 2:30pm (Independent Work Online) - Finish all online Acellus Classes (College Math Review, English, Psychology, Geography, US History) * No books are included with these courses or homework
Geometry and Algebra 1 independent with CTCMath
Humanities, Philosophy and Sociology with Study.com
Note: Sometimes he doesn't finish all of the courses or lessons for that day, but I can check his status during my lunch break via the mobile app provided by Acellus.
3:30pm-5pm - Algebra 1 Workbook: No Nonsense Algebra Review WORKBOOK - we do it together and it reviews Algebra facts.
8:30pm-9pm - Algebra 1 Saxon Math (has Geometry Review and Algebra) with Dive & Mom work with Speed Racer
CURRICULUM MOVED til SUMMER
Since we are running behind, I am moving some curriculum to the summer.
CLEP study (we are still trying to assess what test Speed Racer is most ready for).
Basic Math Practice
16 yrs old
16 yrs old
10am to 2:30pm - (8 week courses Online College Classes with UMUC.edu ends May 7th)
Foundations of Information Sys
Telecommunications in Info Sys
10am to 2:30pm
Micro Business Homeschool Curriculum
Blender design with Udemy
C# programming with YouthDigital
Building Wordpress Website for her Art Business