Monday, July 18, 2011

Homeschooling - 2.5 weeks in

   Since the homeschool calendar year in Missouri starts on July 1st, the 2011-2012 school year has already started. In fact it's around 2.5 weeks in. So, for the last 2.5 weeks, I've been logging ZoKo's hours and work for this school year, while everyone else is enjoying another month and a half or so until public school starts. Starting at the end of this week, I plan on doing weekly hour logs as well as weekly updates on her progress in her current books. While I attempted to start this posting project last school year, I failed to keep up with it. Hopefully this year will go better. Meanwhile, here is her first progress report from grade 2.

          - Total Hours completed as of July 16th, 2011 -
     Science     4.00
     Math     3.75
     History & Social Studies     8.75
     Language Arts & Reading     20.25
     Daily Review   1.50
     Health & Physical Education     7.50
     Art     1.50
     Home Economics     -----
     Foreign Language (Latin)     -----

          - Total Hours     47.25     out of     1,000 mandatory hours -
     Hours Left:     952.75     averaging     19.25/week  -or-  2.75/day

Current Curriculum (percentage of current status towards completion):
          Discovery Works (Houghton Mifflin gr 3)     lesson 63 of 129     (48.8%)
          Rain Forest (Jinny Johnson)     section 6 of 23     (26.0%)
          Arithmetic 3 (Abeka gr 3)     lesson 104 of 170     (61.1%)
          Spectrum Geography Grade 3 (McGraw Hill gr 3)     lesson 6 of 18     (33.3%)
          Stories Of American Life And Adventure (Edward Eggleston)     section 14 of 47     (29.7%)
     Language Arts:
          Grammar - Language 3 (Abeka gr 3)     lesson 94 of 163     (57.6%)
          Comprehension - Silly Things Happen (Houghton Mifflin gr 3)     lesson 38 of 42     (90.4%)
          Penmanship - Cursive 3 (Abeka gr 3)     lesson 112 of 175     (64.0%)
          Independent Reading - Fire Star (Chris D'Lacey)     chapter 32 of 65     (49.2%)
          Independent Reading - New Moon (Stephenie Meyer)     page 156 of 563     (27.7%)
          Classic Literature - Outdoor Girls In A Motor Car (Laura Lee Hope)     chapter 1 of 25     (4.0%)
     Foreign Language:
          Latin - Minimus (Cambridge)     lesson 2 of 27     (7.4%)

PS - Most of her current textbooks are grade level 3. This is because we are finishing secondary (or in some cases, tertiary) work from last school year. The only primary grade 3 books she is still working on are for Arithmetic, Grammar, and Penmanship (all of which were started mid-year last school year). As soon as the current books are completed, she will be progressing directly into grade 4 material. The only exception being in Health, where she has a secondary book to complete prior to the grade 4 material. However, considering that the Health is formulated to be a semester course to begin with, we have agreed to postpone the introduction of said book until August, to allow her more "light-school" time during summer. :)

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