Monday, November 14, 2011

Homeschooling - 19.5 Weeks In

   Trying to get back on schedule. Not quite as easy as I'd hoped it would be. At any rate, I am at least posting this update on time for a change. Yay me!... ZoKo had a slow week last week. Lots of hours, but not so much textbook time. Mostly reading, tv, and other activities. Oh well, it still counts. Meanwhile, I'm not sure how her overall list of curriculum for this year is gonna pan out. Probably not as thorough as I would like to have it, but still better than it could be. So goes life. I'm planning on trying to keep her running through winter break, spring break, and summer if at all possible this year...
   She had a semi-meltdown today (yes, I know, this is supposed to be last week's info only) about the amount of work time versus play time. Of course, what she really means is the amount of textbook time versus reading, art, and p.e. time. Go figure. Anyway, we worked out the math together and she finally realized that if she puts the energy from whining into her work instead, she'll have about 4 hours of "work" in (4 days a week), and all the rest of her "school" time is doing the fun stuff she loves. Maybe that'll help out since she's already investing that much time in complaining lately instead... While I'm already breaking the rules and discussing this week instead of "last" week, I've got one more spoiler alert: She finished Dark Fire, book 5 of the Last Dragon Chronicles by Chris D'Lacey yesterday, and started book 6, Fire World today. :) Unfortunately, it's also the last book in the series, so don't tell her that (shhhh!)...
   Back to last week, now that I'm done blabbing about this week... Grade 2, progress report 15...

          - Total Hours completed as of November 12th, 2011 -
     Science     82.25
     Math     72.25
     History & Social Studies     64.75
     Language Arts & Reading     320.25
     Daily Review   1.50
     Health & Physical Education     106.50
     Art     40.25
     Home Economics     5.00
     Foreign Language (Latin)     16.50

          - Total Hours     709.25     out of     1,000 mandatory hours -
     Hours Left:     290.75     averaging     9.00/week  -or-  1.50/day

Curriculum used this week (percentage of current status towards completion):
          Textbook - Discovery Works (Houghton Mifflin gr 3)     lesson 120 of 129     (93.0%)
          Reading - Stories Mother Nature Told Her Children (Jane Andrews)     section 6 of 19     (31.6%)
          Textbook - Arithmetic 3 (Abeka gr 3)     lesson 163 of 170     (95.9%)
          Reading - Brain Games For Kids (Publications International)     page 169 of 176     (96.0%)
          Textbook - History Of Our United States (Abeka gr 4)     lesson 44 of 73     (60.3%)
          Reading - Russia (Chantal Deltenre)     section 5 of 7     (71.4%)
     Language Arts:
          Grammar - Language 3 (Abeka gr 3)     lesson 152 of 163     (93.3%)
          Comprehension - Worlds Of Wonder (Abeka gr 3)     lesson 39 of 46     (84.8%)
          Penmanship - Cursive 3 (Abeka gr 3)     lesson 154 of 175     (88.0%)
          Ind Reading - Dark Fire (Chris D'Lacey)     chapter 51 of 52     (98.1%)
          Ind Reading - Breaking Dawn (Stephenie Meyer)     page 324 of 754     (43.0%)
          Classic Lit - Outdoor Girls At Ocean View (Laura Lee Hope)     chapter 14 of 25     (56.0%)
          Classic Lit - Dorothy And The Wizard In Oz (Lyman Frank Baum)     chapter 17 of 20     (85.0%)
          Classic Lit - Flower Fables (Louisa May Alcott)     chapter 3 of 10     (30.0%)
          Textbook - Your Health (Harcourt gr 3)     lesson 42 of 85     (49.4%)
          Reading - Book Of Virtues (William J Bennett)     lesson 20 of 100     (20.0%)
     Foreign Language:
          Latin - Minimus (Cambridge)     lesson 24 of 81     (29.6%)

Completed Curriculum For The 2011-2012 School Year (2nd Grade):
          Reading - First Book Of Bees (Albert Tibbets)
          Reading - Polar Bears (Susan Canizares)
          Reading - Rain Forest (Jinny Johnson)
          Reading - True Story Of Corky The Blind Seal (Georgeanne Irvine)
          Reading - To Be A Chimpanzee (Chris Martin)
          Reading - Horses (Harold Roth)
          Reading - Rattlesnakes (ZooBooks)
          Reading - Otter On His Own (Doe Boyle)
          Reading - Day Of The Dinosaur (Stan Berenstain)
          Reading - Kittens And Cats (Intercontinental Books)
          Reading - Creature Questions (Chris Kratt)
          Reading - Bravest Dog Ever (Natalie Standiford)
          Reading - Wild Cats (Diane Muldrow)
          Reading - Where Do Birds Live (Betsey Chessen)
          Reading - Look To The North (Jean Craighead George)
          Reading - Big Dinosaurs (Michael Berenstain)
          Reading - All Kinds Of Animals (Merrigold Press)
          Reading - Ancient Forest (Guy J Spencer)
          Reading - Animals (A+)
          Reading - Penguins And Other Polar Animals (Dalmatian Press)
          Reading - Discovering Australian Wildlife (Steve Parish)
          Reading - First Book Of Bugs (Margaret Williamson)
          Reading - My First Book About Space (Dinah L Moche)
          Reading - True Book Of Insects (Illa Podendorf)
          Reading - Tunnel Builders (James E Kelly)
          Reading - Little Puppy (Judy Dunn)
          Reading - Little Lamb (Judy Dunn)
          Reading - KoKo's Kitten (Francine Patterson)
          Reading - Urban Animals (Barbara Taylor)
          Textbook - Spectrum Geography Grade 3 (McGraw Hill gr 3)
          Reading - Stories Of American Life And Adventure (Edward Eggleston)
          Reading - First Dog (Jan Brett)
          Reading - Orient (Tom McMahon)
          Reading - Story Of Jumping Mouse (John Steptoe)
          Reading - U S Mail (Elaine A Kule)
          Reading - Why The Sun And The Moon Live In The Sky (Elphinstone Dayrell)
          Reading - Finding The Titanic (Robert D Ballard)
          Reading - Stories From Old Russia (Edward W Dolch)
          Reading - Meet The Pilgrim Fathers (Elizabeth Payne)
          Reading - Dancing Teepees (Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve)
          Reading - Abiyoyo (Pete Seeger)
          Reading - If You'd Been Born In India (Gail Ranadive)
     Language Arts:
          Comprehension - Silly Things Happen (Houghton Mifflin gr 3)
          Comprehension - Foot Prints (Abeka gr 3)
          Independent Reading - Fire Star (Chris D'Lacey)
          Independent Reading - New Moon (Stephenie Meyer)
          Independent Reading - Fire Eternal (Chris D'Lacey)
          Independent Reading - Eclipse (Stephenie Meyer)
          Classic Literature - Outdoor Girls Of Deepdale (Laura Lee Hope)
          Classic Literature - Outdoor Girls In A Motor Car (Laura Lee Hope)
          Classic Literature - Outdoor Girls In A Winter Camp (Laura Lee Hope)
          Classic Literature - Wizard Of Oz (Lyman Frank Baum)
          Classic Literature - Land Of Oz (Lyman Frank Baum)
          Classic Literature - Outdoor Girls In Florida (Laura Lee Hope)
          Classic Literature - Black Beauty - Young Folks' Edition (Anna Sewell)
          Classic Literature - Ozma Of Oz (Laura Lee Hope)
          Free Reading - Glory Of Unicorns (Bruce Coville)
          Free Reading - Wishbone - Unleashed In Space (Alexander Steele)
          Free Reading - Wishbone - Salty Dog (Brad Strickland)
          Reading - It's Not The Stork (Robie H Harris)
     Foreign Language:

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