My high school Junior is taking AP English Language & Composition online through PA HS’ers. Writing is a course I cannot teach as I’ve said before. I need an answer key, I can teach courses with answer keys such as math or science. Well, most science courses, just not Biology. That’s why last year DS [...]
Archive for January, 2009
When we decided to homeschool ten years ago we were in a state and a town where homeschoolers were few and far between. The only local support group was associated with a Baptist church and while I was welcome to attend meetings my kids were not. I’d always been an independent sort of person so [...]
Mark wrote an assignment today for his online writing class. I want to share it with you, his dark humor. The assignment was to write on the funniest thing he had ever seen. One of the funniest things I have ever seen was a skier’s wipe out. I was in Bear Mountain Ski Resort on [...]
Another fun PE day of skiing. I was concerned about the winter storm coming into our area but we got a great day of skiing in. What fun!
This is from Kitchen Table Learners. I decided to play along: RULES: 1. Link to the person who tagged you. 2. Post the rules. 3. Write six random things about yourself. 4. Tag six people. 5. Inform the tagees and the person who tagged you Random Things About Me: I like to think of myself [...]
“Good morning Mark! Did you brush your teeth?” I asked my darling son as he sleepily walked into the kitchen. “Unfortunately Yes, and you owe me $5.” That’s what the boy says anytime he does something he does not want to do but he knows I want him to do it. I don’t know [...]
“Mom, can we go skiing?” Once again the boys were asking if they could do as their friends and head to the ski slope on a weekday to ski. Mark had never been skiing while Michael had gone 4 times with our homeschool support group’s high school group. For the past 3 years I [...]
Our TV is on is yours? What a historic day. What crowds! A sea of people. What a wonderful, hats-off day to our country.
Tomorrow we take the big trip to the Orthodontist and Mark begins the ‘braces’ journey. He’ll be getting a couple spaces inserted and they’ll go over oral hygiene skills with him. We’ve known for a long time that this day would come and now it has.
This past fall I decided that writing is a subject that I just cannot teach at the higher levels. I was able to teach my kids writing skills through the Grammar years–copywork, dictation, narration— and the early Logic years—outlining, and writing from the outline but high school writing, forget it. Math and Science [...]