super relaxed record keeping for the last week and a half
followed by our plans for high school recordkeeping-
In the Face of Danger (A.)
The City of Ember (A. and mom, M. recommended it so we are reading it now. Good read!)
The People of Sparks (M.)
White Water trip with friends on one of the few days it didn't rain...strange weather for us for August! Usually, it's 100 plus degrees and bone dry.
Library (about half a dozen trips over the last two weeks)
Cupcake order (M.)
Card and present making
A Wrinkle in Time
Old Town in the Green Groves (a story of the lost Little House years...based on Laura Ingalls Wilder's journal entries about the two years the family lived in Iowa)
Business and Finance
Word games- One Word, Campfire Clues
Root Words and Mary Kay apps
Creative Writing- booth girls are writing plays:)
Anne of Green Gables (A. is re-reading this favorite)
First Aid- We are taking American Red Cross First Aid as a family:)
White Fur Flying- such a cute and sweet book:)
Cooking dinner and working on new gluten free recipes for baking
Bible Almanac for Kids (A.)
Floor plans and measuring, calculating square feet (we have to draw a floor plan for our foster/adoption paperwork...the girls inherited my love of house and floor plans;)
Maps- tracing and drawing (A.)
Flags of the World (M.)
2.-6. Rainy weather most of the week meant plenty of time for baking, reading, lettering, arts and crafts (cards and mini-scrapbooks), and creative writing.
7. A. is proofing my syllabi for the college classes that I will be teaching this fall. How's that for grammar made meaningful? She likes trying to find my mistakes!
8. The cat...every day. He has such a rough life;)
9. M. made tiny treats for her AG dolls.
on a transcript for A.
since she'll officially be in eighth grade
in a couple of weeks (I am a such a procrastinator...this is a big deal;)
This is what I'm thinking,
as far as record keeping for high school goes-
I found a template here
and filled in the basic info.
I want her to have a transcript for seventh through twelve grades.
Though grade levels mean very little to me,
if we must use them,
then A. is already working at the high school level in many areas
and should be recognized as such.
Using this as a guide,
we will be looking at A.'s hours for the major subject areas.
120-180 hours of work for one credit sounds like a lot,
but we will be counting all the hours that she spends on a subject
(reading, playing games, writing, unit studies, notebooking/lap booking,
researching, discussing/sharing, classes with our homeschool group, etc.)
And since we learn every day,
all day long,
this will be ongoing
throughout the year.
We're keeping it low tech too...
a notebook by her bed will suffice as our log book.
We'll reflect on and jot down her hours each night...
it should take just a couple of minutes a day if we stay on top of it:)
So, that's it.
Relaxed recordkeeping for high school!