Wednesday, November 30, 2011

unschool 11/30/11

today we did the fourth day of advent, we read samuel ch 17 and read about old st nicholas on dec 6th. the kids each did a lesson of math. J has been diving into "astronomy Math" that we found on a website looking for some math that would tie into his love of astronomy. I wanted J to see what kind of math he will need if he goes to college to become a astronomer. we found this site http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/hdf/orientation/two as well as this one http://sciencespot.net/Pages/classastrolsn.html this is the pdf we downloaded that he is currently working through http://physics.bgsu.edu/~tiede/class/bmastronomy1.2.pdf T worked with expanded notation. I have no idea what M did...she was upstairs. H did basic addition and shape finding. Then I worked lesson 1 in "how to teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons" with H and did the same with T only we started in lesson 8. she wasnt thrilled but I used this book with J and M and it worked...so I thought I would give it a try with her...we will see how it goes.
Then we cleaned up the downstairs to we could continue putting up christmas decorations. We are still working on that now...we are missing some boxes I think:)

free of charter...well almost

We left our charter!! after 6 years or so with a public charter, my 3 oldest are now under a private affidavit. CLAY academy is the name of our school and our motto is 2 cor 4:7..."we hold this treasure in jars of CLAY to show that this all consuming power is from God and not from us" I want to make CLAY an acronym for something....either biblical, family, or homeschool related but I cant think of anything yet. Its funny after my week or so of mourning about the loss of the funding from the charter, I feel so much FREEer ....my kids are free as well1 no more silly worksheets stuffed a a random day etc so I can have something to show the school...no more doing useless busywork for the cume file etc. its nice. My kinder gardener is still enrolled so we have a few $$ worth of funding, and we get to keep all of our stuff for now...But Im feeling the call of the wild now like never before...this may be our last year in a charter...we will see how it goes.