Divide and Conquer!

Probably one of the most worrisome aspects of homeschooling for me this past year was knowing that standardized testing loomed ahead in the Spring.   Homeschooling parents in Virginia must show evidence of academic achievement, and a nationally normed test is the easiest, least subjective way to do that. For me, it was to be a true test of the success of our Garner Homeschool Venture.  Many experienced teachers and homeschoolers caution that testing is not a complete indication of a child’s ability, and I agree.  However, plummeting test scores in the third grade at our former Lutheran private school featured high on my list of motivations … Continue reading Divide and Conquer!

first day of the third week…

Okay, so I might have panicked just a little yesterday when I opened my Instructor Guide and saw that on Friday we had not finished a few things.  Friday is Chesapeake Christian Homeschool Group Park Day so we were out at the VB City Park  in the afternoon, and then ran a few errands for weekend events and projects.  We left Chesapeake just a tad later than we should’ve and got seriously stuck in traffic.  By the time we got home it was after five o clock.  Saturday was paint day (different post) and Sunday is SABBATH – Thank you God!  So Monday morning … Continue reading first day of the third week…