Homeschooling

1 Nov
2008

Park Day Everyday?

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We go to a weekly park day with our local homsechool group.  Some weeks, it’s even twice.  Park day, if the weather is nice, means packing a picnic lunch and spending about four hours at the park.  I’m tempted to do this everyday as this was the scence in the van for the ride home.  Ahhh… peace and quiet.

All three....sound asleep

All three....sound asleep

26 Oct
2008

School Days

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Homeschooling is going well.  Kaitrinn and I have had our power struggles, but we’re definitely off to a good start.  I’ve been happy with our progress so far.  Her favorite subjects are currently History and Science.  Therefore, those are saved for after all the other subjects each day.  *laugh*  I have to give her some motivation to work through the other subjects first.  Here are some pics from her recent work.

2 Oct
2008

Off to a good start

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We’ve been homeschooling for about two weeks now.  Kaitrinn is definitely enjoying it (as am I of course).  We’ve started off with History, Writing, and Math mainly but I’ll be bringing the other subjects in soon.  She’s really excited about being able to move at a different pace and offering feedback on some of the topics we explore.  I had her do the Woodcock-Johnson assessment last week ( an annual legal requirement to homeschool in NC).  I was quite surprised when the administrator gave me the results.  Kaitrinn is testing at 4th and 5th grade level for reading and writing.  She scored about halfway through 3rd grade for Math.  I knew she was going to be ahead of 2nd grade (what we just pulled her from), but I wasn’t expecting THAT much of a difference.  We’re very proud of her and the results have me scrambling to review some of our curriculum choices.  I’m glad I hadn’t purchased it all already!  *laugh*

Shealyn often joins us at the table for a little while and works on her “school papers”.  I’ll start focusing on Kindergarten curriculum with her later this Fall.  I think they will enjoy this journey together.

26 Aug
2008

Just who is Synthia Kavin?

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This post is to announce the grand opening of the Synthia Kavin Learning Center…. also known as our new homeschool.  So just who is Synthia Kavin?  Louie entered Kaitrinn, Shealyn, and Gavin into an anagram builder and found Synthia Kavin Learning as one of the possibilities.  Ta Dah!  Our search for a name is over.  *laugh*  My initial choices had been Hannen Hall, Hannen House, or (simply) The Learning Center.  Now the center just has a name added to it.

After several years of consideration, we have finally decided to start homeschooling.  Kaitrinn will be pulled out on Sept. 5th when her class tracks out.  I will also start teaching Shealyn some of the Kindergarten material this Fall.  Wish us luck on our journey!  We’re very excited about it all.

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