Monday, January 25, 2016

Week in Review - Catching Up

As you can see through the window, we've been slammed by the Blizzard of 2016. Unfortunately for our students, there is no snow between the bed and the classroom! Nevertheless, we've schooled a little less for a few days.

That gave me pause to realize I haven't been posting weekly updates here, so as I said above, this post is a "Catching Up" post. (It doesn't mean we're catching up on our schoolwork. We've opted for comprehension over speed in our high school subjects.)

As in our last weekly report, we're clipping along at the pace we had planned.

Algebra 2:
We aren't going as fast as I would like, but we are doing well. We have acquired the assistance of a weekly tutor, which the student and I are both benefiting from. Grades are improving; confidence is growing. Yea!

Neglected for awhile, and not going as fast as I would like, at least some work has gotten done, some lab experiments, and some documentation.

We're still plugging slowly away at Gulliver's Travels and A Tale of Two Cities. Also started another book by Susan Kilbride about Finn and Ginny's time-travel search for their parents.

There has been some work done! Yea! One assignment was a biography of Madison, and will count towards History. There was a pursuasive essay as well, and a compare contrast essay.

Student took the college entrance Accuplacer test and placed as college-ready in Grammar and Reading. I am still going to restart some work in Fix-It Grammar to work on parts of speech.

Finished work in Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and The Great Little Madison. Wrote a biography paper about Madison. Working now in Year 3 of Tapestry of Grace.

Boy Scouts:
The Scout is receiving three more merit badges at next Monday's Court of Honor. One more merit badge, a project, paperwork... almost to Eagle!

Civil Air Patrol:
Cadet earned a rank advancement. And while we weren't looking, they advanced him! They had advancements on a different night due to holidays, and we weren't expecting it. So we missed this one. He is now a Sr. Airman.
And then there was the blizzard...

And the poor home schooler can't get time off for snow days unless mom needs some shoveling done. But she doesn't. This blizzard started Friday night, was done by Sunday night, and was shoveled by Monday morning. Poor boy!

1 comment :

  1. Congrats to your cadet! Mine has been promoted so many times when none of us were there to see. I think he prefers it that way! ;-)