Sunday, April 3, 2011

Ready for Monday?

I am. Well, maybe not, but it's gonna happen anyway.

I sent emails to the boys for their school this week. They were short.(the emails, not the boys. Well, not Gavin. Ki still kinda is, but that's not the point) I gave myself wiggle room to add whatever I wanted later by closing with "other random assignments through out the week."

I like wiggle room.

I thought I'd share their emails:

To Gavin-

DAILY:

READ in your Bible. Chose a book of the bible and read through it in order. 2 chapters daily. (REPLY to this, stating what book in the Bible you are reading this week.)

Spend a minimum of 45 minutes with Khan Math. This week you have a specific assignment. Watch 3 videos in Geometry daily. Take notes (should be easy as he teaches with notes on a board). Use a Spiral Bound Notebook. Do the Geometry sections on the Practice Map. If you get through the videos and exercises and have not met your time requirement- then just do whatever other Khan math you want to get the time.

Read 2 Current Event News articles Daily. Use a notebook and record the date and title and brief 2-3 sentences about it.

Grammar CD-Rom- tell me what you have done, where you are, scores, etc. I'll decide what to have you do next on it after I see where you are.

OTHER STUFF: There will be random assignments through out the week. Chemistry class together, Library research, etc. <------ WIGGLE ROOM

***I think I'll send them all 3 to the Library tomorrow (monday) for math and reading, maybe research.

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Connor:
DAILY:

READ in your Bible. Chose a book of the bible and read through it in order. 2 chapters daily. (REPLY to this, stating what book in the Bible you are reading this week.)

Spend a minimum of 45 minutes with Khan Math. This week you have a specific assignment. Watch 3 videos in Geometry daily. Take notes (should be easy as he teaches with notes on a board). Use a Spiral Bound Notebook. Do the Geometry sections on the Practice Map. If you get through the videos and exercises and have not met your time requirement- then just do whatever other Khan math you want to get the time.

Read 1 Current Event News articles Daily. Use a notebook and record the date and title and brief 2-3 sentences about it.

WRITING- Finish that story you are doing with Ki. get to 5 Pages by Wednesday (turn in Wed at Breakfast). Thursday & Friday- FreeWriting for 30 minutes each of those days

OTHER STUFF: There will be random assignments through out the week. Chemistry class together, Library research, etc.

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Ki's:

DAILY:

READ in your Bible. Chose a book of the Bible and read through it in order. 2 chapters daily. (REPLY to this, stating what book in the Bible you are reading this week.)

Spend a minimum of 30 minutes with Khan Math. This week you have a specific assignment. Earn the following badges by Friday: MOON badges-

Journeyman Arithmetician & Awesome Listener


Read - I will give you a specific book this week to read. 45 minutes daily

WRITING- Finish that story you are doing with Ki. get to 5 Pages by Wednesday (turn in Wed at Breakfast). Thursday & Friday- FreeWriting for 30 minutes each of those days

OTHER STUFF: There will be random assignments through out the week. Chemistry class together, Library research, etc.


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I am SO BAD about collecting assignments.

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Ki came back from his bike ride, proudly exclaiming that now 6 people (strangers) in the neighborhood all know that he can't say the alphabet. (yes, Ki is 14. He sees no need to be able to say the letters in order. I think he on purpose block that skill because he thinks it is neat to say that he can't)

I told asked him; "BUT, what if you need to take a job as a secretary and you need to file papers??"

he told me if he ever needed to be a secretary, then he'd learn the alphabet, but he doubts he'll ever need that skill.

Me... I know that when/If Ki needs to- he will learn it. (and I needed to cheat and sing the song from start to finish to figure out what came next even in College)

So- now you know. I failed in teaching my kids the Alphabet song.

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