Archive for the ‘School Stuff’ Category

‘A day in the life’ {Thursday}

OK, so I could have picked any day this week. Monday was full of school and Chinese class for Hannah. Tuesday was more school and a walk at Hudson gardens. Wednesday is always light because of Park day, so I chose today. Yeah, I knew that we had a concert at the library and I [...]

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Tuesday

More school today. The schedule will go slower once we get back from CA, but this week (at least for Bethany) it’s work, work, work. She finished up a unit in Government, did some English assignments, Biology and Music. Tomorrow it’s more of the same for her. After lunch, we went to Hudson gardens to [...]

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Thursday

Park day yesterday was wonderful. The kids played in the water, Bethany got some friend time, we found some snakes, met some new friends, played and talked. Today we started school by trying to catch up the on-line system to where we are at. Hannah’s course were wiped, History we reloaded, but I’m having to [...]

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More school pics

After a long day of school (for Bethany anyway, she’s working hard to be ahead so that when we get back from CA she’s not behind) I took Grace and Hannah to Hudson gardens for their school pics. It’s always nice to be there in the evenings, nice light, great water reflections, pretty flowers, frogs [...]

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10th

I decided to break my back to school photo session into two shoots, one with just Bethany. We started off at Hudson gardens. Then I decided to go up to the Santa Fe art district to get some graffiti backgrounds. You can find lots of different backdrops within a block. So, Bethany is in 10th [...]

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Monday

James is still in Houston, but he gets home tonight. Bethany started off school with Geometry, then Science, then English. Grace did vocabulary, Language arts and reading. Hannah did spelling and reading. Grace’s glasses broke this morning, so we went to Walmart to see what they could do about it. We managed to find the [...]

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Fun Friday

Bethany did some Biology, read an Amy Tan story for English, took her first Driver’s ed quiz and took a Government quiz. I think that our schedule for the next 2 weeks is going to be do something in ever class, every day. When we get back from CA she can move she classes around [...]

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School room ’14

Sometimes we do school here – at the kitchen table. If you looked closer you’d see glue, marker, paint, pen marks, scratches, hammer spots – it’s called ‘homeschooled distressed’. During the summer the reading books got stacked on the banister for easier access, it helped me keep track of which library they went to (we [...]

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River clean-up

Hannah was reading about the Greek gods today in literature, that is going to make some great notebooking pages. I think she already knows her spelling words, it didn’t take her long to type them out today. I can’t say enough about relaxing about when your kids will read (and spell.) If I had pushed [...]

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First day of ‘back to school’

Not really our first day, since we start school in March and go year round, but the first day back after a break of hiking, swimming, playing and enjoying the weather. Grace read her History did grammar (prepositional, adjective, adverb and appositive phrases) and read some books. Hannah wrote (typed) her spelling words, did some [...]

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Page to stage

We went to the library this morning to see a Page to Stage performance of Jack and the Beanstalk. Jack traded his cow for some magic beans, but the beanstalk led him to a giant’s castle filled with books! His mother was glad for the beans, they had food to eat; Jack was glad for [...]

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Fun Friday

What could be more fun than writing spelling words, taking a math test and taking a science test? Eating lunch at Cafe 180 with Lola! Lola treated us to lunch since she didn’t get to talk to the girls after the worship dance performance. We had a nice lunch and great conversation. From there we [...]

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Argument

You can read Bethany’s Storify argument against standardized tests by clicking on the link below. [View the story "Do tests tell how smart you are?" on Storify] It’s not a surprise that we perceive tests as not showing a complete picture of who my kids are as students. They are more than a test score, [...]

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Friday

Bethany finished up some essays on financial literacy and financial planning for advisory class and then went to work on her history assignment, an essay comparing propaganda posters. It was an eye opening assignment, looking at this poster (if I were German) I would believe that America was coming to destroy my city (the bomb [...]

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Bluff lake

We found out this morning that Grace’s fish art won 2nd place for CO. That was a cool thing to start the morning with. We did school, ate lunch and headed to Bluff lake for my geocache co-op. My GPS was worthless, so others tried their GPS app on their smart phone, which worked too [...]

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