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Week 21 Newsletter
Our Community Day
Next week is our last PIZZA DAY!!!!
Please remember it is time to start prepping your children at home for Memory Master or Subject Star proofing next week. This means teaching weeks 23-24 ahead of time at home in the areas they will be testing in. You have proofing pages in your foundation guide however there will be printed-out copies of the proofing pages near the mailboxes next week. Here is some information of how it should work:
Your child will do 4 proofs if going for Memory Master, or 3 proofs if going for Subject Star. Each proof must cover all 24 weeks of the subject.
Week 22--Parent Proof
- They pass if they have 3 mistakes or less
Week 23--Other Proof (other spouse, family friend, swap CC moms)
- They pass if they have 1 mistake or less
Week 24--Tutor Proof
- They pass if they have 0 mistakes
Before EOY celebration--Director Proof (for Memory Master only)
- They pass if they have 0 mistakes
Reminder: week 24 we will be combining some classes so tutors can pull children out for proofing
- No hints, tunes, humming etc.. can be given to the student
- They are allowed a Do-Over on any question but must self-correct after you ask them to repeat their answer
- You must only give them the prompt for each question, and do the Show Me/Tell Me method for geography
- Student is allowed to speak, sing, or write answer
- If student fails a proof they will not progress to the next proof (encourage them to try again next year)
- There is grace when handling pronunciation or other like issues. We are proofing for mastery not perfection!
Week 21 Lesson Plans
History: CC Song
Latin: CC Song & C3 Visual by kbrenneman83
English: C3 Linking Verbs Song by the jonkers (Ants Go Marching)
Science: C3 5 Major Circles of Latitude song by txmap
Timeline: CC Song & ASL Hand motions by RafikiPaka
Math: C3 Associative Law song by marykbry
Geography: CC Maps in Foundation Guide and C3 Song by marilynW
Week 21 Book & Video Correlations
- Story of the World Volume 2 Chapter 41 p.370-378; Volume 3 Chapter 4 p. 43-50
- Mystery of History Volume 3 Lesson 55 p. 276-279
- Usborne History Encyclopedia p.289, 296-297
- Netflix: The Travel Bug Season 2 Episodes 8 & 9
- Youtube: Canada's Provinces https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmdBJpwTrn4
- Usborne Geography Encyclopedia p. 250-251
- Youtube: Major Circles of Latitude https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r53f67rNYuY
- http://www.purposegames.com/profile/147870 ---Computer Review Game
- Usborne Dictionary of Math p.15
April 11: Community Day 22 -- Pizza Day!
April 14: Field Trip: Delaware County Institute of Science http://www.bigtent.com/group/calendar/event/96557952?trackback
April 18: Community Day 23 --Open House
Week 22 Presentations
Family Presentation: Prazenica Family presents on Cooper Family
Each week the students will also give a 2-3 minute presentation to hone their public speaking skills. We provide suggestions for each week, but ultimately it is up to the parent.
Student Topic Suggestion: Show and Tell: Historical Leader--Choose a famous historical leader from ancient times and tell us three interesting facts about them. Try to draw or color a picture to share.
Student Skill: Review Confidence, Eye Contact, Volume, Articulation, Poise, Expression, Gestures, Tempo
Encouraging Video of the Week
Tip to Homeschooling Classically
2 – Don’t Follow a Rigid Twelve-Year Scope & Sequence
‘Scope and Sequence’ is “educator-speak” for curriculum by grade level like “things a 2nd grader should know” or “subjects to study in high school.” Who says a complete education takes twelve years? (Your kid may get done in 10 years.) Who says you have to study the same subjects everybody else studies? (What if you kid wants to study some obscure topic? Go for it!) You opted out of the system, remember?
State laws may require reporting (say 36 weeks or 180 days attendance) or equivalent content (like spelling or math), but don’t let the state limit your vision. For instance, if your kid is so fascinated by the animal kingdom that he wants to study it in the summer, so what? He’s developing critical thinking skills, and that is so valuable that you wouldn’t want to cut him off just because the public school kids don’t finish their biology textbook before the end of the school year. Likewise, if your daughter has mastered cursive handwriting, hurray! Let her move on to something else. Give your kid what he needs when he needs it.