Monthly Archives: November 2013

11.21.13

Our school day today:

Bible – 10 minutes

Spelling –20 minutes

Vocabulary – 35 minutes

Penmanship – 35

Phonics:

  •             Workbook – 30 minutes
  •             Review sheets – 30 minutes

Reading:

  •             On-line tutor – 65 minutes
  •             Real book practice – 25 minutes

Math

  •             Workbook – 50 minutes
  •             Practice sheets – 40 minutes

Home Ec – 15 minutes

Civics – 60 minutes

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first quarter hours

We are required to do 1000 school hours for a school year; July 1 to June 30.  600 hours have to be core, and 400 can be non-core.

There are many ways to look at, or break this requirement, down into functional bits:

  • 1000 / 12 = 83.33 so 84 hours a month
  • 1000 / 52 = 19.23 so 20 hours a week
  • 1000 / 365 = 2.7 so 3 hours a day

Here are our hour totals / tally up to the end of first quarter of 2013-2014 (that is July, August, Sept., and Oct.):

July:

  • 2990 minutes core = 49 hours and 50 minutes
  • 605 minutes non-core = 10 hours and 5 minutes

July total = 59 hours and 55 minutes

August:

  • 6445 minutes core = 107 hours and 25 minutes
  • 950 minutes non-core = 15 hours and 50 minutes

YTD Aug 31th = 183 hours and 10 minutes

September:

  • 4038 minutes core = 67 hours 18 minutes
  • 790 minutes non-core = 13 hours and 9 minutes

YTD Sept 30th = 263 hours and 33 minutes

October:

  • 6620 minutes core = 110 hours and 20 minutes
  • 610 minutes non-core = 10 hours and 10 minutes

TYD Oct 31st: 384 hours and 3 minutes

We are roughly 51 hours ahead of where we ‘have to be’ as of October 31 2013

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Second Grade Subjects

A little look at the subjects we are covering this year.  NOTE:  Not everything gets done every day

  • Bible / Character
  • Spelling
  • Logic
  • Vocabulary (we alternate two books)
  • Story of the World (World history)
  • Science
  • Human Body
  • Memory
  • Penmanship
  • Phonics
  •             Practice phonics skills
  •             Sight word flash cards
  •             Exploring The Code work book
  • Reading
  •             Reading on line tutor
  •             Practice reading real book
  •             Reading comprehension workbook
  • Journal
  • Math
  •             Practice facts
  •             Workbook
  • Music
  • Grammar
  •             Writing With Ease
  •            First language Lessons

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Scouts and Chores

One the Achievements the boys in Big Brother’s Cub Scout troop is working on is Know Your Home and Community.  Part of what they are working on is doing chores around the house, consistently, for a month, as an exercise in responsibility.  Big Brother has a chores list that he helped create.

Chore Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun
Water for Molly              
Help with dinner              
Pick up lego              
Take out trash (help)              
Clear dinner table              
Take out Molly (help)              
Vac up dog hair              
Put up own laundry              

Parent Initials:

             
               
               

We are into the second full week, after starting with a half week after last Den Meeting.   Big Brother is maintaining his enthusiasm. 

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