We are in the final four countdown.
We only have 4 weeks left of our school year! We will pass 180 days and have everything needed for Makayla’s portfolio by April 1st. I love homeschooling year round! We began last June and have accomplished a lot. Makayla is the only one of my children who has reporting requirements in our state this year. Here is where she’s at:
Math – Done. She has 9 lessons left in MUS Gamma, none of which are needed for her portfolio. She began this school year in MUS Beta and has completed 1 1/2 levels since June. Math is one of those things we just keep plugging away at, and when she finishes Gamma she will just go right on into Delta.
Spelling – Done. She finished what was needed for her portfolio two weeks ago. Like with math, spelling is one where we just keep going. She’s in All About Spelling level 3.
History/Geography/Government – Done and overdone. We really have done a lot of history units this year, all of which are sitting in the portfolio completed. Some units she did this year were: George Washington, World War I, Civil War, American Government, and several country studies (China, India, Tanzania, South Korea, Greece).
Health/First Aid/Safety/Fire Prevention – Done. We did several chapters in Exploring Creation with Anatomy and Physiology. The work from those chapters is in her portfolio. She has also had several practical lessons as a part of life, including trips to the dentist, doctor, midwife, and hospital.
Music – Done. This is a part of everyday, we learn songs, she takes piano, and it just keeps going. We also did some work with Peter and the Wolf by Sergiei Prokofiev.
Phys. Ed – Done and a never-ending thing, it just keeps going and changes by season.
Reading/Literature – Done. This is such a big part of our homeschooling and I’m delighted that Makayla loves to read. It makes many things easier.
Science – Still working on this. We have several units finished but will do at least one or two more in March. First up, Creation Camouflage. This will cover the different types of camouflage used in the following habitats: Our backyard in winter, in the rain forest, the desert, the ocean, and the tundra. The second unit is still undecided. She’ll choose when she’s nearly finished this one.
Writing/Grammar – Almost done. She needs to do at least one more writing project during March, and I would love to have her round up some of her poetry into a little book as well.
Art – Still working on this through the rest of March. We’ll be doing more art projects and discussing Vincent van Gogh this month.
So, to sum things up, the only subjects we still need to work on for the year are writing/grammar, science, and art. We will continue doing things like math and spelling, but our big focus for March is to finish up these 3 areas.
Do you know what that means? You can come back later this week to read all about plans for the new school because that starts sometime in April. It will be my first year to officially have 2 children reporting to the state. I will be working with the following grades:
- 5th – Makayla
- K/1st - Joseph and Emma
- PreK - Daniel and Oliver
I think I have a good plan in the works for most subjects, but maybe you’ll have some ideas for me on other areas.