~What We Are Reading~
Me: Norton Anthology of American Literature
Bear: Julius Caesar (taking his sweet time!)
Noodle: More Days Go By Pathway Reader
This week was another busy week for all of us. We spent quite a bit of time working on Noodle's history fair project. Bear finished Teaching Textbooks Algebra 1 and is now using Khan Academy for Algebra II - along with some review. I especially like that I can be his "coach" and view his progress every day. Khan Academy shows me what videos he watched and whether he is proficient or not with each concept. Best of all, it is FREE. Also, there are SAT Practice lesson videos on Khan Academy that he is going through.
I thought I'd mix it up a little this week by starting with Bear, since what he does usually seems to be an afterthought here at my blog! It isn't intentional, it's just that he pretty much plugs along, does his work, and he is pretty independent.
He did some more dissecting this week, this time a Crayfish. Gross. Noodle was excited to observe.
The dissection lab was assigned in Apologia Biology. He continues to read the Miller/Levine Biology book as a supplement to Apologia, and he is still studying from the AP Biology test prep book. He finally took a timed practice test, and it didn't go like he hoped so he is being even more diligent now.
He continued through his Russian curriculum. Since our family dynamics of being a one vehicle family have changed, we won't be doing Russian at the Community College in the fall, because the only campus it is offered at is too far away. Therefore, he will do Rosetta Stone Russian both his Junior and Senior Year.
Bear did some grammar review this week, wrote an essay, read some more Julius Caesar and continued to work on the Progeny Press lit guide that coordinates with the play. He finished Swiss Family Robinson as well.
For History, he completed some TOG reading assignments, some geography and watched some Netflix videos about the Constitution.
He is also moving along at a nice pace with his new Logic Course, Discovery of Deduction. It is from Classical Academic Press and is a follow up to Art of Argument which he completed last month.
Noodle had a usual busy week. Our new schedule only worked perfectly the first day because it was the only day we didn't have to leave the house in the middle of the day. The time thing probably isn't going to work out, so I am back to the drawing board. I am probably going to altar the schedule to be a checklist that we follow in order and I will implement the rule that NOTHING else happens until the school list is DONE. That may be just enough boundaries for Noodle to stay within and follow, to make it work. All I know is that the kid needs to get with the program and have clear structure of some sort.
Noodle started his project board for the history fair.
We burned the edges of a map to make it look older. He had too much fun with that, so now I have hidden all fire tools!!!
Doing an Abeka Math lesson.
One of his CLE LA lessons - he loves baseball!! The rectangle shapes on each side are the dugouts!
We never did do any science activities, but we did some reading and review. Besides working on the history fair project, we completed some TOG reading assignments, read The Ox-Cart Man and completed the SAP for it, and did some Veritas Press Online History review.
I spent time this week printing and assembling the Road Trip USA Curriculum that I purchased from Confessions of a Homeschooler.
Above is Noodle's "Workbook" that I assembled using Pro-click. Erica at COHS suggests a binder, but I didn't want another binder, so I laminated the front cover and then used Pro-click to hole punch all the pages and tabs. I left out the card stock lapbook components and am storing them in my teacher binder for Road Trip USA.
Above are the tabs.
This is my teacher binder, I have all the lesson pages in page protectors. They fit just right in the 3 inch binder. We haven't started the lessons yet, I have that planned for next week. I do have to say that it looks good, but not having implemented it yet I can't give a real opinion. I can say that between the cost to purchase and all the ink I have about $50 in it already, so I hope it is great!
This weekend I am going to work on the new checklist and pull our plans together for next week.
Lastly, HAPPY 16th BIRTHDAY to my Bear, on Sunday! I love my baby Bear!!!
Linking up this week with Weird, Unsocialized, Homeschoolers.