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Thursday, August 13, 2009

The end of the first week

It went pretty well this week, all things considered.

  1. I wasn't ready Sunday night and stayed up half the night getting stuff printed out.
  2. Christopher wasn't feeling well, so we only got half the classes in Tuesday.
  3. Only got a few classes done on Wednesday because it was Micheal's birthday and instead of doing some work while I'm at work, we only got a few classes done before they went to spend a few hours with their Dad.
  4. Only did Math today before they went for their weekend visit with their Dad. He's going to have them watch a couple of the videos on YouTube I have saved for the classes, though, so at least they can get that part done.
We've done a little bit of changes in Math and Grammar. Christopher is comfortable with the Grade 6 Math work, so he will remain in Grade 6. Micheal, however, is uncomfortable in Grade 4 Math AND Grammar, so we went down to Grade 3. I told him that it's okay, and that if he can pick up on the concepts he's struggling with, we can skip back up to Grade 4, it's just that we need to make sure he "gets" these concepts so that he can succeed in his future Math classes. He seemed content with that. Every now and then I may throw in a Grade 4 Math assignment, though, to challenge him more.

I'm trying to create a way for their Dad to be involved. Well, as involved as I'll let him be. I think I'm going to have to do what the schools do. I'm thinking about having a folder for each of them and when they are done with their work for the week I'll put it in their respective folders, then on the days they visit their Dad, I'll send the folders with them so he can look at the work they are doing. Then they bring back the folders and all the work when they come home (so I can keep record of it). I wish I had a fax machine or a photo copier or a scanner so I could just copy them and send him the copies. I don't entirely trust him to not lose the work.

So tell me, when does your homeschool year begin? What kind of schedule are you going to set up for your children? If you're homeschooling your children by someone you are no longer with, are they involved somehow?