High School

We had a discussion about F going to school and decided against it. So we’re homeschooling all the way. I guess I need to get my record keeping in gear.

2011-12

2012-13

A page in the style of last-year’s plans is under construction.

We had a conversation during the summer about what worked and what didn’t last year so we could plan for success this year.

What worked:

History fairs: they provided a deadline and some structure for projects.

Block scheduling: The thing we did at the end to finish up latin, math and geography worked really well. 3 subjects every day for 6 weeks. Putting a list of lessons on the chalk board and crossing them off.

Copywork and translation: French grammar and vocabulary using this method worked well

What didn’t:

Online credit courses: Too schoolish in all the wrong ways. Lots of seemingly petty demands about attendance and so on. Inflexible scheduling.

Our structure for this year:

Using block scheduling and project based focus to organize actual subject work, with a monthly teen group to provide just enough structure to get projects finished enough to present to others in the group.

Subjects:

Math: continuing Jacobs Algebra (finish by xmas); Jacobs Geometry

History: 19th Century Europe

overview using The Long 19th Century from The Great Courses

other topics include art history (Toulouse-Lautrec, possible a return to the Impressionists), cultural and social movements (feminism, Russian revolution, etc), social and cultural change (sexualities, gender, class, etc.)

The course on 19th century thought and culture might be a good option.

French: using copywork and translation with texts related to other projects (starting with Scènes de la vie bohème by Henri Murger)

Theatre:

Performing Shakespeare at OSSD

attended La Bohème by Opera Lyra Ottawa, September 15

volunteering as stage crew for Perth Community Choir

Music:

Grade 7 RCM plus advanced theory

Cantiamo Girls Choir

Art:

Painting with Jeff Banks of JB Arts

 

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