Monday, November 03, 2014

October Homeschool Review

We got more done than I expected (keep those expectations low!) even with the lack of consistent internet on our road trip. Still, I always feel a bit behind when we get back from a road trip, so we've spent the last two weeks focused on "catching up" on main subjects.

Math
  • KhanAcademy - 3-4x/week, advance at own pace
  • Calculadder - slacked off this this month
  • Life of Fred - finished Goldfish just this weekend
  • MathUSee - making good progress, Jack is through Gamma lesson 26, Kate is through Delta lesson 23
Language Arts 
  • Scribblers online writing class (Kate) - completed
  • Tutoring (Jack) - 3x/week
  • Increasing Fluency (Jack) - still haven't started this, just have plenty going on right now
  • First Language Lessons Level 4 - through lesson 21
  • Grammarland - nope, but Jack asked about it. Maybe we'll read it over Thanksgiving
  • SpellingUSee - loving this program, Jack is through B Lesson 9, Kate is through D Lesson 15
  • Spelling City - Jack - 2-3x/week
  • AlphaBetter drills - slacked off this month
  • Using Picture Books to Teach Writing With Traits - nope
  • Reading - going well, I just don't feel like typing out all the books everyone has read. Maybe I'll come back and edit later...
  • Audiobooks - we listened to the 2nd Benedict Society book and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Comprehension/Vocabulary/Book Reports - EdHelper questions/worksheets as applicable to reading - this was mostly done, not going to list them all
  • Gratitude Journal - eh, some days yes, some days no
History/Social Studies/Geography/Biography/Religion/Literature/Art
  • Story of the World Vol I - hmmm... not sure we made any progress here
  • The Old Testament/Illustrated Jewish Bible for Children - nope
  • EHM's Storybook Artists - nope
  • Carl Sandburg poetry/biography/historic site - oh! this was so great! I keep meaning to finish up blogging about our trip which includes all the Carl Sandburg resources. 
Science
  • Physics - nope
  • Planet Earth test worksheets from Enchanted Homeschool Mom that we started last year - nope
  • Wolves - it's so difficult for me to call us "done" on a subject that is so much fun. Still a few lingering thoughts of activities, but mostly done
  • Monarch Butterflies - SO. MUCH. FUN. I still haven't posted about this either. Will get there. Eventually.
  • Salamanders - see my salamander post
  • Experiment with pH paper - haven't done this, need to remember what I did with the pH paper!
Other 
  • Speech therapy (Jack) - 2x/week
  • CNN Student News - 3-4x/week
  • Wonderopolis.org - 3-4x/week
  • Keyboarding Without Tears - Level 3 - 3-4x/week
  • The Story of Stuff curriculum program - not yet
  • HTML programming class online - finished. mostly.
  • Cursive Without Tears (Jack) - slacked
  • Latin (Kate) - not much, through lesson 8
  • Homeschool Enrichment Program - weekly
  • Swim Team - 3-4x/week plus dry land training weekly
  • Volleyball - Kate - weekly
  • Lego Class - Jack - weekly
  • C25K program - nope, and I need it now!
  • Field Trips - Mammoth Cave National Park, Smoky Mountains National Park, Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

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