Today, we celebrate the end of the Sixth Year of Homeschooling.
Next, of the knowledge and skills that Octavio (9 Years and 2 Months old) has win in the past sixth school year.
PROGRESS – SIXTH SCHOOL YEAR:
- The last school year, Octavio memorized the Apostles Cred in Latin.
- We make a deep review of Ancient and Medieval History. He read several books in Earth Science, Physics and Mechanics.
- In Spelling, he is about to finish Level J. Also, he finished 7 books of language from Critical Thinking including Language Mechanics, Editor in Chief Level 2 and two levels of Word Roots.
- In Latin, he finished Lesson 40 of Visual Latin; Third Year of Elementary Greek and Chapter 11 of The First Hebrew Primer.
- Octavio finished Fifth Grade Math Curriculum by Critical Thinking and made a complete review Mathematics 3er and 4th grade in IXL.com
- He keeps receiving Piano lesson two times, he enjoy it, his teacher gives me good report of his progress.
Here, the video and picture of his Sixth Year Homeschooling’s graduation ceremony.
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I ask my friend Minnie about how to introduce Octavio in programming. She recommends me Scratch. There are several tutorials on YouTube. The program is simple but effective. It is a nice tool to allow children to develop their first projects.
“Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art — and share your creations on the web”
Octavio has been watching some tutorials and now he is working in a project. One year ago, he was playing in Adobe Flash. Flash is professional software, so requires more time and knowledge. Scratch is the right tool for his age and level. By the way, Adobe gives 80% off to Students (Including Homeschoolers).
One of Octavio’s first animation in Adobe Flash CS5.5
Note: If you believe Computers and Internet are harmful for children, please, omit this post.
…The Hare darted almost out of sight at once, but soon stopped and,
to show his contempt for the Tortoise, lay down to have a nap…
2 Million Minutes” is a series of documentary films exploring how students in the United States, India, and the People’s Republic of China spend the nominal 2,000,000 minutes of their high school years.
Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up.
It knows it must run faster that the fastest lion or it will be killed.
Every morning a lion wakes up.
It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.
It does not matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle.
When the sun comes up, you better start running.
Two books that are helping me to decide to where orientate my son’s educational resources and time for the next homeschooling years.
Mi nombre es Perla Sarmiento de Adams, y junto con mi esposo, Todd, educo en casa a nuestro hijo, Octavio, en un estilo clásico cristiano.
Este blog es un complemento de la pagina web TheClassicalMommy, que tiene como objetivo poner en contacto la experiencia norteamericana de este estilo de educación con el emergente movimiento de homeschooling (educación en familia) en lengua española.