Friday, May 8, 2009

There's a light at the end of the third grade tunnel

Today I will send off a large manila envelope with the next to last set of grades for K.

Today K started the very last grading period. I love this grading period simply because it is short! We have 19 more lessons to go, but we don't want to do school for 4 more weeks, so we're doubling up for the rest of the "school year". That basically means that we'll do all the work for one lesson plus the tests (+reading +spelling) from the next lesson each day. This way, all the stuff is learned, but we're not doing a bunch of busy work on stuff we've already covered.

And we'll be done before Memorial Day!

The state asks that we do 180 days of school. I have 170 days of lessons with A Beka. By the time the school year is over, we will have far exceeded the 180 days with all the extra stuff we do - Bible study, field trips all over, visiting student at Grandma's school, etc. (After all, we started our school year at the end of July.) You have to love the flexibility of homeschooling. We can cover subjects not taught in traditional school settings and we can learn our lessons in varied locales using methods that simply aren't an option for most teachers.

Yep, homeschooling is great. Now I just need to remember that on days when the girls spend the day fighting and I want nothing more than to drop them off at the nearest elementary.

1 comment:

Valerie said...

Love the fact that we are coming to the end of the school year! This one seemed like a long one. Thinking of switching to A Beka next year, do you like it? We actually do full year school, but the summer is a rest time too, so we do learning with fun stuff. I am looking forward to summer.

I have had those days, where you are looking for the nearest elementary school.