Grading

Grading is tough.  I haven’t graded anything until this year.  We just *did* things and that was that.  I encouraged my kids to do things well, to work on it until it was something they were proud of.  It seemed like a good way to do things.  But then things got very sloppy, haphazard, or…

The Weekly Schedule

Every week is a little different, depending upon what appears on the calendar, holidays, travels, illness, special events, weather, etc.  On Monday of each week, I give each student a weekly planner page so they can see what’s expected of them for the week.  As they do each assignment, they cross it off the list….

1st Day of School

We officially opened our homeschool academic year the day after Labor Day, 2016.  Both kids were sick with colds and there was much coughing and sniffling.  We didn’t do much.  I read a bunch of chapters of whatever book we were reading at the time. After spending much of the summer with ideas of the…