Archive for May, 2012
Last year was the first time we didn’t school year round because I was working on writing their assignments online and wanted to get ahead of them. We are taking this summer off as well, in part.
Other than that they are doing the usual:
We finished another school year. I still haven’t finalized our portfolios though :S Note to self…
The last three weeks we worked on a big project. They chose a research topic related to our school year theme and wrote a report, did an experiment and created a 3D project based on it.
I made them present their projects and I videoed them with my laptop, awkward, but the best we have for the job. It was excruciating for them to present, but they did it. I had a science fair page on my curriculum, so I added history fair to it and put their videos there. If you use the curriculum, send in your kids work, and I’ll post it! Living in a city with no other homeschoolers, we obviously don’t get to have coop and science fairs and such, so this is our best effort. (My son did his 3D project on the computer; he built a 3D model on the computer, so you can’t see it.)
It may not be the best work in the world, but I’m proud of them. Their work is their own and they did their reports by following the instructions in the curriculum from researching to outlining to writing and revising. Panama Canal Computers