Monday, September 19, 2016

Homeschool days 3 and 4

I didn't write up day 4 on Friday. All kids were asked to continue math review and devote time to reading. 8th grader began writing/social studies project, writing to elected representatives to share his opinion about homeschool access to school sports.

Day 5
5th grader: Spend an hour reading. Math chapter review. Read first chapter of North Carolina textbook. For writing, blog 1-2 paragraphs about our state.

8th grader:
Math -- practice solving equations. Continue writing/social studies project. Download copy of periodic table and begin exploring contents. Reading as normal.

9th grader:
Math chapter 7 prep. Review first section in America: History of Us. Reading as normal.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

School Day 2

9th grader: continue math review as discussed yesterday. Reading assignments as previously discussed. Social studies: can you name 3 symbols of North Carolina? If not, look them up. Can you sketch the state's flag from memory?

8th grader: Chapter Review for Chapter 7 in Pre-Algebra text. If you don't know it, don't guess. Instead, mark for review. Social studies: look up 3 symbols of our state. Draw a sketch of the state flag. Continue reading as assigned yesterday.

5th grader: Math (the one with the rubber-band ball on the cover) page 226-227.  Social studies: Portrait of America North Carolina book, read pages 7 and 46. Writing: name your favorite symbols of NC. Why do you think those were picked? Why do you like them? Don't forget a half hour of reading!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

School Log: Boring Day One

Official first day of school for us. Very very laid-back plans: find all the textbooks, start the process of reviewing last year's math books to see what we have forgotten, kids need to refresh themselves on accessing their blogs, and start their assigned books: Wonder by R.J. Palazio for my 5th grader, Hate List by Jennifer Brown for the 8th grader and 9th grader.