Friday, August 27, 2010
Weekly Report: Week 2
Wednesday found us in Speech & Debate class again where the session described interpretive pieces. Rocket Boy will do a short interp next week, as will all of the other students.
On Thursday, our homeschool co-op started. This semester the classes on tap for Rocket Boy are Atilier Art and You Decide, a fun course that will review court cases and the decisions that came out of them. I am teaching Middle School Essentials, a course that will emphasize organizational, time management and study skills, with a few life skills thrown in. The design for this course has been in my head for a few years and I am pleased to be able to let it out!
I really love Chalk Dust Algebra. Unfortunately, it does not appear to be a good fit for Rocket Boy, so we will be finding something else to use in it's place. The top contender at this time is Math U See. Although it is certainly his weakest area, he is more than competent in math, so I am hopeful the right fit for a math program will help him gain confidence.
Work continues on our house, but is beginning to wind down. This week we began re-shelving our 2,000+ books and we are continuing to find more stuff to put in our yard sale. The loft bed arrived, so we will be working on getting Rocket Boy's room "tricked out" this weekend! I'll post pictures when we have the house in order.
Is there anything that you have found in your school plans that is not working out as you had hoped?