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Wadsworth Family Homeschool

Progress log

February 2010

  • 24: Decided to start a homeschool for Brinn (almost 11), Tayla (almost 9), and Kade (just turned 7).
  • 25: Ordered math curriculum from Math-U-See for $307.40. Ordered history curriculum from Amazon for $39.54
  • 26: Last day of public school. Ordered books for our home library from Amazon $56.51
  • 27: Purchased a copier for $50, and a whiteboard for $10

March 2010

  • 1: Tressa took the kids to the library. Brinn checked out multiple books about Saturn.
  • 2: Eric taught Brinn about parabolas, in context of the spherical aberration problems that plagued the Hubble space telescope.
  • 3: Bought school supplies at Target for $36.35. Tressa spent several hours with Mindy planning our Space unit for science study for the next 3 months.
  • 4: Eric bought two maps on amazon.com for $10 total.
  • 6: Tressa bought math flashcards for $8.57
  • 8: Official first day of homeschool. We did math for an hour. Then we went to Mindy's and learned about the phases of the moon and made a moon book with each phase depicted. In the afternoon we read. Bought 7 small totes for holding school supplies = $7.00.
  • 9: More than an hour of math. Each kid then read a book about the moon or the sun. They then shared what they learned with everyone else. We also read the introduction to our history book.
  • 10: 45 minutes of math. We read a chapter in our history book and discussed it. Everyone did some personal reading. Brinn has reached her 500 minutes for the month already (to earn free passes to 7 Peaks water park). We went to the library.
  • 11: Field trip to Discovery Gateway children's museum for Tayla's birthday. About 30 minutes of reading as well.
  • 12: Math, history, and then we did our moon phases test. We took oreo's and opened them carefully. Then we scraped off frosting to depict each phase. Once each kid had a full line-up they then had to go through and tell me the name of each phase. Once they passed their test they got to eat it.
  • 15: History chapter. Read in the scriptures and then did handwriting.

Life Skill Classes

  • Gardening
  • Baking
  • Sewing
  • Cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Cooking
  • Photography
  • Drawing
  • Writing
  • Painting
  • Embroidery
  • Crochet
  • Knitting
  • Canning
  • Car Maintenance
  • Building
  • Architecture
  • Programming
  • Typing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Flower Arranging
  • Cross Stitch
  • Quilting
  • Knots
  • Bike maintenance
  • Money skills
  • First Aid
  • Woodworking
  • Public Speaking (monologue, theater, etc)
  • Organization of personal space
  • Fitness
  • Grocery shopping
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