Monday, June 21, 2010

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Daily Bible Reading Monday

Daniel 10 - 11
Romans 5 - 6
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Daily Bible Reading Sunday

Daniel 8 - 9
Romans 3 - 4
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Daily Bible Reading Saturday

Daniel 6-7
Romans 1-2
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Friday, June 18, 2010

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Daily Bible Reading Friday

Daniel 4-5
Acts 27-28
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Thursday, June 17, 2010

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Daily Bible Reading Thursday

Daniel 2-3
Acts 25-26
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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Daily Bible Reading Wednesday

Ezekiel 48 - Daniel 1
Acts 23-24
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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Daily Bible Reading & Exercise Tuesday

Ezekiel 46-47
Acts 21-22

Walked 2 boosted miles.
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Monday, June 14, 2010

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Homeschool Plans for 2010-2011 school year 10th grade

I'm confused! I have ordered so much great curriculum for Rhiannon that it's hard to choose for next year. Maybe if  I write down what I know I'll be using, I can work out the rest.
Algebra 2 - VideoText Algebra with some CLEP prep. We want to take CLEP test next October.
Science - Apologia Biology & Science Roots (2nd half) with some CLEP prep. We want to take CLEP test next October.
English II -  DGP(Daily Grammar Practice), Rummy Roots (Vocabulary), Jump In Writing (finish from last year), Jensen's Format Writing, Smarr: A Guide to Critical Writing, Grammar, and Style, read 10 great books & do at least 4 Literature Guides. (Does this seem like a lot?)
Health Apologia Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology - I know it's not technically a health book, but if you read through it, you'll notice lots of similarities. Also, since Riri is leaning towards a career in nursing, she needs to build her knowledge. She'll be taking the highschool version of anatomy soon, so I'd like to give her a head start while also acquiring credit for health.
History - ? I'm debating between Mystery of History II or All American History I. I already have both, but not sure which direction I want to go for next year. I think my problem lies in not having enough time left for all we want to learn in history. We really like Mystery of History, but she won't be writing any American History and we need American History credit. However, the same publisher did publish All American History. I found the on-line samples, and loved it. I've already ordered it, but since we're in Belize I won't be getting it until July. So my problem is we want to do MOH I, MOH II, MOH III, AAH I, AAH II, Economics, and American Government for high school! We need to cram 6 years of work into 4 years. We've already finished 9th grade and MOH I, hence the dilemma. Any suggestions?
Foreign Language - ? Any suggestions?
Computer Science - ? Any suggestions?
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Daily Bible Reading Monday

Ezekiel 44-45
Acts 19-20
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Daily Bible Reading Sunday

Ezekiel 42-43
Acts 17-18
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Saturday, June 12, 2010

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Review of 2009-2010 Homeschool year

This past school year was very productive for Rhiannon. We tried some new curriculum we loved and some we quit. Our goals for the year were to improve in math, writing, and spelling. Praise God, she did tremendously!

She decided she wants to be a nurse, so that encouraged me to spend more than I normally would on some of her curriculum, but it was definitely worth it. She is really understanding her math now. I know that math is important in Texas in order to be accepted into the RN program. I actually bought her math used, but it was still $120 including shipping. But compared to the new price of $500, it wasn't too bad.

Something I changed this year was our breaks. Depending on our church schedule, we are taking a week off every 5-6 weeks. That has helped us not to burn out! Homeschool Tracker makes it very easy to adjust anything we need during the year.

Overall, I'm very happy about how our school year turned out. Since we had to take off 2 months during the school year to move to Belize, we still have about 5 weeks left.

We loved the following:
VideoText Algebra
Mystery of History I
Apologia Physical Science
Apples Spelling II
Rummy Roots
Apologia Jump In Writing
Grammar Made Easy: Writing A Step Above
Homeschool Tracker - not really a curriculum, but I love it!

We liked the following:
Science Roots
Streams of Civilization I (We did it as a read aloud 1st semester for history)
The Book of Virtues (Dan & Riri did it as a read aloud 2/3 of year for character study)
Call to Courage (Dan & Riri did it as a read aloud 1/3 of year for character study)
Mavis Beacon Typing
Children's History of the World (We did it as a read aloud 2nd semester for history)
Classical Roots A

We quit the following:
IEW- writing curriculum
Bob Jones Spanish I
Sequential Spelling
Daily Grammar Practice (Now that we have more of a foundation in diagramming, we're going to try this one again next year. It only takes 5 minutes a day.)
Trail Guide of Bible Geography
Drawing with Children
Abeka Lit Of Places
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Daily Bible Reading Saturday

Ezekiel 40-41
Acts 15-16
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Daily Bible Reading & Exercise Friday

Ezekiel 38-39
Acts 13-14

Walked 2 boosted miles.
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Daily Bible Reading & Exercise Thursday

Ezekiel 36-37
Acts 11-12

Walked 2 boosted miles.
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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Daily Bible Reading Wednesday

Ezekiel 34-35
Acts 9-10
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Daily Bible Reading & Exercise Tuesday

Ezekiel 32-33
Acts 7-8

Walked 2 Boosted Miles.
We switched our walking days back to Tuesdays and Thursdays. I like that much better, because I don't like waking up at 4:45am. And it's much better on gas, since gas is about $4.50(US)a gallon.
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Daily Bible Reading Monday

Ezekiel 30-31
Acts 3-4
Acts 5-6
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Daily Bible Reading Sunday

Ezekiel 28-29
Acts 1-2
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Daily Bible Reading Saturday

Ezekiel 26-27
John 20-21
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Friday, June 4, 2010

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Daily Bible Reading & Exercise Friday

Ezekiel 24-25
John 18-19

Walked 2 boosted miles.
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Daily Bible Reading Thursday

Ezekiel 22-23
John 16-17
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

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Daily Bible Reading & Exercise Wednesday

Ezekiel 20-21
John 14-15

Walked 3 boosted miles!
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

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Daily Bible Reading & Exercise Tuesday

Ezekiel 18-19
John 12-13

Walked 2 boosted miles.
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