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Thursday, September 4, 2014

New School Year Days 2, 3 and 4

Yesterday, day 2, we went to the Springs for PE, lots of swimming.  We also got to see several water snakes relaxing in the shallow waters on the bank of the spring.  It rained at 12:45 so we had to leave an hour earlier than we wanted.  We had church in the evening.  Us teens are studying Ephesians.

Today my schedule was more normal.

9-10  Marine Biology 60 min

10- 1030  Japanese 30 min

1030-11  Music 30 min

11-1130  Reading, Book one The Hunger Games

1130-1230 Lunch

1230-130 Algebra 1 60 min

130-2  AP American History 30 min

2-3  Nutrition and Cooking 60 min

Tomorrow will be chore day, and paper assignments decided by my mom. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

New School Year Day 1

I will be keeping track of all my credit hours, here on this blog.  Then my mom will just fill in the transcript paper at the end of the school year.  Today was our first day of school, and it wasn't too bad.  Here is how my day went.

9 AM- 10 AM-  Marine Biology 45 min.  Last 15 min of the hour we set up our Earth Kids project. 

10 AM- 10:30 AM  Foreign Language Japanese 30 min

10:30 AM-  11 AM  Music  30 min

11 AM-  11:30 AM  Read chapter one of The Hunger Games n 30 min

11:30- 12:30 PM Lunch

12:30- 1:30 PM  Algebra One 60 min

1:30- 2 PM AP American History 30 min

2 PM- 3 PM  Nutrition and cooking 60 min plus since I prepped dinner, cleaned up after dinner, and got dinner prepped for tomorrow

Thursday, July 31, 2014

My Volunteer Hours For 2014/2015

This is DJ's mom again.  He, or I, will be posting his volunteer hours to this post, and updating as necessary.  This is the easiest and neatest way to keep records.

July 13-17 2014 6:30-8 PM VBS at Fanning Springs Community Church, game assistant
August 1 2014 set up for tax free days with Tri County Outreach 1 hour

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

My Homeschool Schedule For 9th Grade

This is DJ's Mom, and I am writing out the options and classes that DJ will be taking in the 9th grade.  This is for record keeping purposes only, but can also give you some ideas should you need them.  He did 9th grade Language Arts in 8th grade, and received credit, so he will be doing no Language Arts in 9th grade.  However, I will occasionally be giving him creative writing and research assignments to be shared on this blog.

9th Grade:

1-  Algebra1  Math U See

2-  History  AP American History on website https://archive.org/details/ap_us_history  left off on lesson 7

3-  Science Apologia Marine Science with Labs plus Marine Ecology with 4H

4-  Foreign Language Japanese at www.linguana.com and www.easyjapanese.org

5-  Music Music Theory, Ocarina, and Guitar with 4H  www.musictheory.net and Youtube

6-  Nutrition and Cooking Class after school for dinner

7-  Art on Mondays only

8-  Run Club and Weight Lifting for PE


Monday, June 30, 2014

To Kill A Mockingbird Book Review

Hello once again people that read this blog! So today, after months of reading, I am finally going to write down my book report for the novel To Kill A Mockingbird. So on with the post. To Kill A Mockingbird is an older book, and most of you have already read it. Most likely. The book is about a young girl, names Louise "Scout" Finch, and her adventures with her brother Jeremy "Jem" Finch, her widowed father Atticus Finch, and their Summer time neighbor Dill. Can't remember his last name. The story starts off with Scout as the narrator, and she remains the narrator throughout the entire book. The first half of the book, in my opinion, is deathly slow. Basically all Scout and the crew does is obsess over their neighbor Boo Radley, who they think of as some kind of ghost or phantom. Its not until the later half that the real part of the book, in my opinion, is set into motion. Sure in the first half there's some hint towards the main storyline, but in the second half is when it got slightly less boring. So the Finch's live in Maycomb County, Alabama during the Great Depression. Maycomb county was full of racists, and a black man named Tom Robinson was being put on trial for raping a white girl. Even though he didn't. The white girl had seduced him into doing things, and when the white girls dad found out, he flew into a rage and tried to attack Tom. Tom escaped, but the father, Bob Ewell, put him on trial. Atticus Finch had to defend Tom, and as a result the Finch's got a lot of angry comments from the racist society of Maycomb County. In the end Tom Robinson lost, then he went to prison, tried to escape, and was shot to death. What a way to go. Then Bob Ewell, humiliated by Atticus, swore revenge. So one night, after a Halloween party, Bob Ewell attacked Scout and Jem. He ended up breaking Jem's arm, and tried to cut Scout with a knife, but Boo Radley came out of the shadows and stabbed Bob in the lower ribs with a knife, killing him. Boo Radley then carried Jem home, and he sat on his front porch with Scout for about an hour. Boo then went up to Jems room to say goodbye, and Scout walked him home. Scout then realized the reason why Boo never comes out of his house, and that's because Boo is one of the novels "Mockingbirds", a good person ruined by the evil of mankind. The morals I got from this book: Raping is bad, attempt of murder is bad, racism is bad, and mankind can be evil. There's probably another moral like "If you give man time, they will eventually mold into great beings of friendship and happiness.", but those are the ones I understood mostly. My favorite character was probably either Scout, because she's hyper and always looking for a new adventure, or Boo Radley because he's so mysterious. Thats my report on To Kill A Mockingbird. The End.