torting with fig preserves is just the right touchCream Cheese and Lemon frosting, 1/2 the recipe, that is TOO much frosting
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
we had one start on time and one start late, because I enrolled one in May and the other in August. however we have never been told that we are behind, in hours in attendance or in progress for academics. when I work, how I work, and how much I work is entirely up to me.
I let the teacher know what I am doing, and loosely why I am doing it that way and they have been very supportive that if this is what works best for me that is perfectly acceptable.
I would double check in a live voice conversation with your teacher that it is really necessary for you to put in more than 6 hours a day 5 days a week.
as for solutions, I discovered for us, that if I read the literature during nap time (yes, my 9 year old naps occasionally) that we can talk about it rationally and I can mark it mastered that afternoon. It would be beneficial for penmanship if my child did more writing, but that is not a battle that I want to impede his progress. someone else posted that k12 recommended skipping assessments and they were confused that it would not be a good thing.
assessments are not to teach, they are to test if a theory was mastered, we do not need to take an assessment after we watch Over the Hedge to verify that the child listened to the message of eco-friendliness. the assessment take a lot of time and they only serve to check, if the parent feels that the lesson was absorbed, move on and get it done. there are lots of short cuts without short changing your child's education.
btw, we are at about 6% on some of our courses like math and social studies, but we are on day 4 of our weekend because we did work our fannies off to get this far, I am a slave driver, but I am not going to push to the point of mutiny.
Friday, September 17, 2010
He prefers the workbook method of learning instead of online interactive adventure and enrichment.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Unit number: Unit Name
17. Fraction Operations
18. Decimals and Equality
19. Algebra Thinking
20. Mathematical Reasoning
4. Problems involving fractions
5. Decimals: Addition and Subtraction
9. Percents and probability
12. Perimeter, Area, and Volume
15. Data Analysis and Representation
14. Math Reasoning: Solutions
11. Coordinate Graphs
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Math: went to the bank, asked to make change for a hundred (paying for piano lessons)
he was to get 10 Ones, 6 Fives, 6 Tens and I asked him if that was going to equal $100.
her first question to him was why aren't you in school? and I said HE IS. she said, but he is right... oh, okay.. I have friends, they have six kids, they home school..... btw, he could open an account... HE ALREADY HAS ONE HERE, why we are HERE... it was definitely a good experience for him and she learned some stuff too. ;-)
Training for Triathlon: 5 miles
Teen: Club Otaku
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Before we completed the scantron for the second time I would have sworn that I had a gifted child, now I am just as sure that my child is perfectly normal, and my being here is more of a wishful thinking, and voyeurism. So be warned, I am really just a peeping tom.
I was sure that since he was so brilliant, that he had to be like really really gifted smart. A/B honor roll his whole life, and I mean every single quarter. above commendable performance on all those state mandated tests. Just brilliant I tell you, just brilliant. but the scan tron kicked his little 10 year old tush all over the house. (he tried in the school room, he retook it in the dining room. no joy.)
So instead of the nature arguement, I am going to have to put my poker chips down on the nurture and try to have him rise to the level of expectations, because otherwise he is going to be down there at Tacobell asking "do you want queso with that ma'am".
I am not so sure how I feel about giving birth to 5 normal children. I was just so sure that the first ones were brilliant (IQ of 142 and 143) but nope, they were just normal. nothing unusual, no nobel in our future.
I think he is pretty amazing, even if it is just that he was reading 8th grade books in the 3rd grade. Today he can read Twilight in Norwegian, for fun. see... there are these little sparks that keep my on the edge of the illusion, just enough to say, just wait, he will get his powers, he is a late bloomer.