We're off to a rough start this year due to bad attitudes (both kids and mine!). In 10th grade, how many hours/day/subject should she be doing? So far here's what's suppose to be done:
*Music - 1 hr,
*English (IEW student writing intensive B) - 30-60 min,
*History (watching Teaching Company World History and reading ancient Greek & Roman library books) - 30-60 min
*Science (Apologia's Marine Biology, Teaching Company Chemistry videos - are they stand alone or should they be a supplemental, and what do you recommend we use?) and possibly switching to them instead. - 30+ min
*Technology (typing) - 10-15 min
*Health (Total Health book) - 20-30 min
*Foreign Language (Rosetta Stone Spanish) - 15 min
*PE - walking or general outside time - 15-60 min
PE "class" is taking several "sanity" breaks from indoor school and getting away to the outside and swing on her swingset! She would be out there all day if she could! I wish I could find how to combine her lessons while she was out there swinging! Also, when I schedule reading assignments, how much can I expect her to get done? She's a great reader but when I told her to have a 300 page book done in a week, she pitched a fit and didn't get it done.
~Karen in Maryland
Thanks for the feedback! Yes, our perk of flexibility is also our strength, isn't it?
Hi Lee - I saw this link on twitter. Great article! One wonderful advantage of homeschooling is that the schedule doesn't always have to be the same. When an SAT test is coming up, a teen can focus on that for a few weeks. When a scholarship is in the works, we can stop everything and focus only on preparing one essay, or one speech. For us, this has been the aspect of homeschooling high school that I believe has the greatest "perks." We continue to always keep the big picture, or the GRAND PLAN, in mind, but we can be flexible!!!
Blessings to you today!
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