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Monday, September 05, 2005
Target subjects for week of 9/5/05

Geometry: Continue with intro to cartesian system, distance, pythagorean theorem
Chemistry: Intro to some basic terms, atomic structure, electron shells, basic quantal/wave theory
Language Arts: Start covering, sequentially, in Strunk and White "Elements of Style"
Music: No lesson this week. I need to find some engaging music theory resources
Math Review: Write out multiplication table (knows rote but also good to put to paper)
Buddhist Studies: Read assigned chapter, write review, begin daily 5 minute meditations
History: Begin reading in Zinn's "A People's History"
Current Events: Write/art journal on New Orleans events, Supreme court happenings and impact on our personal lives
Spelling: Continue with 6th grade spelling, obtain next set, test
Reading: Continue "A Wrinkle in Time"
Biology: Continue observations on tadpoles, pull together web resources on frog life cycle, produce report.

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  • Buddhist studies... I cannot wait until my daughter's virtual school load is lightened so we can start our world religions unit!

    By Blogger Denise, at 11:07 AM  
  • Do you mean by Virtual School that she is enrolled in a specific school online?

    We just started and dont have much of a budget but may use something like that in the future. Do you have suggestions about how to do the due diligence on that? (i.e., suggested schools and reviews?)

    By Blogger nika, at 2:26 PM  
  • My daughter is "in 10th grade" and we only started homeschooling at the very end of "8th grade". We quickly realized that algebra and higher level math is not my thing and she was going to need more help. I was searching for a tutor or some class to help her when I realized she could use the Florida Virtual School program for FREE! We enrolled her right away in that, (took 2 months to get in because of the waiting list), and went ahead and registered for Biology and Spanish 1 at the same time just to give them a try.

    She liked the classes so much that she took a Webmasters course last year too.

    This year she's taking Spanish 2, Geometry and Chemistry and she is finishing up American Government and Economics (she started them both in June).

    We do character development, art, music, English and world religions ourselves - and we will do more "social studies" as well. We just did the American Goverenment and Economics over the summer because she was interested to see what was "required" in Florida for her friends in 11th/12th grade.

    You might check first and see if your state has a free virtual program, (in Florida middle schoolers and high schoolers are eligible = home schooled or "schooled", doesn't matter).

    Outside of Florida, you can register but you have to pay tuition.

    Somewhere in my mess of bookmarks I have some online schools saved that looked interesting. I'll track them down and post them in your comments so you can look on your own. :-)

    We like the combination of home school and "virtual school" with other teachers. Gives us a break from each other but not too much of a break.

    By Blogger Denise, at 7:23 PM  
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