3. Academics: Still getting in Bible readings, although not always daily. Dropped Spanish I, as Miner was struggling with it. Difficult for me to help him with it, since I don't speak it even as well as he does. Opted to have him take it at Community College for dual enrollment in a future semester. History had stalled for awhile but is back on track. Algebra 2 has been going very slowly, as our tutor has been out of town. Chemistry had also been stalled but seems to be back to "up and running". I opted to drop the "Lab" portion. He needs three sciences but only two need to have labs. He will take science with a lab through dual enrollment in a future semester. We are working on Music Appreciation, a product review I will tell you about below, and we will be doing some Art soon, another product review. Miner is on track to get his required 1/2 credit in Physical Education, but is currently on the sideline after some much needed help for some ingrown toe nails. Not much driving lately -- Driver's Ed in June probably.
4. Extra Curricular: Miner went on youth retreat to "Planet Wisdom" three weeks ago. Two weeks ago he marched in the local St. Patrick's Day Parade with Civil Air Patrol. Almost two weeks ago he got his last required Boy Scout merit badge signed off. All he needs now is to get an Eagle Project done, do paper work, and he will be Eagle rank. In CAP he is working on a rocketry badge and is working to pass an on-line test he needs to get done to earn the badge (in addition to the rockets he has been building and launching with the group).
5. Upcoming Product Reviews:
I didn't think I'd qualify for many reviews this year, but lately I've been selected for a lot of the upcoming reviews. I am already working on:
- Homeschool Diploma Company (so cool!)
- Zeezok Music Appreciation Course
Products I am anxiously anticipating the arrival of so I can use and review:
- Devonian Greemu
- ARTistic Pursuits Inc. Sculpture Technique Construct
- Institute for Excellence in Writing Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization
- The Pencil Grip, Inc. Kwik Stix 12 pk
- Memoria Press Traditional Logic I Complete Set
- and The Old Schoolhouse Hey Mama! Print Schoolhouse Planner 2016-2017!
So exciting to have all these products on the way! It's like Christmas! Will try to post photos as they arrive!