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  1. I'm sorry. That was my DS last year.
  2. Six students, two gold medals. 🙂
  3. Have any of you received results yet?
  4. Thanks for your reply. My kid has been effectively unschooling himself in math while I wasn't looking. 🙂 Just looking for a quick and painless way to formalise his knowledge before forging on ahead with a structured curriculum at a higher grade level.
  5. Thanks Gil. So I don't need to worry about doing fractions before decimals, or decimals before percents, or anything like that?
  6. I'm about to start using these to fill in a few gaps before DS starts an Australian year 7 text (roughly prealgebra and early algebra). What do I need to know about the sequence? Are there any topics which are prerequisites for others?
  7. The Trees Choose a King Narration One day, the Trees went out to anoint a King for themselves. They said to the Olive Tree, "Be our King." "Should I give up my oil that both men and gods need?" said the Olive Tree. The Trees went to the Fig Tree and said "Be our King." "Should I give up my sweet fruit to be King?" said the Fig Tree. Then the trees went to the grape vine and said "Be our King." "Should I give up my wine to be king?" asked the Grape Vine. Then the Trees went to a thorn bush and said "Be our King." The bush said, "If you want me to be your king then sure. But if I don't become king you will burn." Dictation To get the juice out of grapes, some people crush them with their feet. First, they pour the grapes into a barrel. Next, they use their bare feet to stamp on the fruit. It sounds like fun if you don't mind purple toes. Sentence play The nut Tree replied, "Should I give up my nuts, so crunchy and tasty, to rule over the trees?" The peach Tree replied, "Should I give up my Peaches, so juicy and delicious, to rule over the Trees?" The chewing gum Tree replied, "Should I give up my chewing gum, so chewy and tasty, to rule over the trees?" Rewrite The Animals wanted to crown a new king, so they went to the lion and said, "Be our king." The lion said, "Should I give up my speed, running through the hot sand, to be your king?" Then the Animals went to the eagle and said, "Be our king." The eagle said, "Should I give up my claws, so sharp and so shiny, to become king?" Then the Animals went to the blue whale and said, "Be our king." The whale said, "Should I give up my song, so pretty and peaceful, to become king?" Then they went to a rat and said, "Be our king." The rat said, "I will be your king, but if I don't I'll give ya'll a disease."
  8. You can use prodigy math without paying anything. 🙂
  9. I've also hung out with Rosie and her girl a few times in person, and maize and I exchanged music lessons (by video link) for our kids for a short while.
  10. My son works well for 30 - 60 minutes at a time, with nice long breaks in between lessons. If he finishes assigned work quickly, he plays his fiddle until the break time we've agreed upon.
  11. The Tale of the Chinese Farmer Narration Once there was a prosperous Farmer in China who owned a tall and strong Work Horse. But then he escaped. The other farmers came to say "we are sorry for your bad day." And the farmer said "How do you know it's a bad day?" A few weeks later the horse returned with two other beautiful female horses. The farmers came to cheer for his good luck. "Three from one that's a good day!" and the farmer said "How do you know it's a good day?" The next day his son tried to catch one of the wild horses and broke his leg. The farmers came and said "We are sorry for your bad day." "How do you know it's a bad day?" said the farmer. While his son was sick a war started. The soldiers came to their village for boys and men to fight in the war. When a soldier came into his son's room he thought he was too sick to fight in the war and left. The farmers came and cheered. "Your son is safe this is a good day." "How do you know it's a good day?" Said the farmer. Sentence play When the soldiers left the village, the Farmer's Neighbours stopped by the Farmer's house. When the soldiers left the village, the Farmer's Neighbours mourned for days because the farmer's son was taken. When the soldiers left the village, the Farmer's Neighbours cheered. When the murder took place, it was dark. Copiousness During a storm, the horse broke out of his red, wooden barn. During a storm, the horse broke out of his blue, brick barn. During a storm, the male, black and brown horse broke out of his red, wooden barn. During a storm, the Goat broke out of his red, wooden stable. The Farmer's Son was kicked by the horse. The horse kicked the farmer's son. Boys were forced by soldiers to join the army. The soldiers forced boys to join the army. Amplification by extension When the soldiers had left the village, the Farmer's Neighbours stopped by the Farmer's house to cheer his good luck. "Your son is safe!" the Neighbours said. "This is a very good day." "How do you know it is a good day?" the Farmer asked. A couple of months later, a plague broke out in their town. The farmer and his son got sick. The Farmer's Neighbours came to visit. They said, "Wow! A plague in the town. This is very bad luck. This is a very bad day." "How do you know it is a bad day?" the Farmer asked.
  12. The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf Narration A Shepherd Boy tended his Master's sheep near a dark forest not far from the village. He was bored, "Im so bored. All I can do is talk to my dog and sheep are boring they just - baa baa - eat grass." he said. The sherperd said he could say, WOLF! In case a wolf came to eat the sheep. That gave him a good idea for some fun he shouted,"WOLF WOLF WOLF HELP." The villagers run to help him but found no wolf and it happened a few days later. One day a wolf really did come to the herd of sheep to eat he shouted,"WOLF HELP IT'S REAL THIS TIME WOLF WOLF WOLF HELP HELP I AM NOT LYING THIS TIME." But they thought fake, we wont fall for that again. Sentence play I have nothing to do to amuse myself except for wait I had an idea. I have nothing to do to amuse myself except for watching the clouds. I'm so excited! I can go home for the town story tellers. Replacing nouns The towns men heard a shout and dropped their tools, running in great panic to the pasture. Scarier opening There was a village and it had a pack of wolves near it. A sherperd boy heard the howl of one. Summary The was a bored sherped boy who was look out for sheep. he had an idea and called "HELP WOLF HELP HELP." The villagers came to help but they found it was a trick. Some time that week there really was a wolf then "HELP I'M NOT LYING HELP WOLF." But they did not.
  13. DS did gymnastics for about 18 months. Now he does violin at home with me, and we go busking together. We're turning this into a more social activity by inviting other homeschoolers to join us. DS is new to fiddling and needs lots of breaks, so it would be great to just rotate through a few kids at the one spot. He also attends roller derby training and will start competing next year. He skates with friends on weekends.
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