Friday, October 12, 2012

Day 12—Setting Goals and Prioritizing

This post is part of a series showing the realness of homeschooling---the ugly, frustrating, and wonderfulness of it all. 
This week we had days that we worked our tails off and days where we relaxed a bit.   But even during the slow days, I made sure we focused on our goals for the week.
  • Covering the Constitutional Convention
  • Practice communicating with math teacher
  • Spelling everyday
  • Expressing specific ideas in writing
  • Get excited about logic
We didn’t get to all the history reading I had hoped for because I added extra reading.   At the last minute I decided we needed to cover Shays’s Rebellion in more depth than I had planned.   So the end of the week came and we hadn’t covered everything planned.   Pinterest came to the rescue with this video:

It worked out wonderfully as the basics were covered and the girls got to practice taking notes.   I see more of Hughes’ History in our future.

E-R had been a bit shy about sending emails to her math teacher with homework and questions, so we worked on that this week.  She’s now caught up with turning in homework and feels more comfortable asking questions.   First test on Monday.

We worked on spelling everyday this week.   Spelling is a struggle for both girls, so we need to work on it on a regular basis to see improvement.

E-R has a tendency to write in general terms.   This week I kept pushing her to be more specific.   We’ll continue working on this for the next few weeks, but I think she’s getting the idea---Be Specific!

All I have to say about our logic goal is we’re working on it.  

We didn’t check off every box, but with our goals in mind I was able to prioritize our time, and we’re ready to move on next week.  


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