2016 has been a very different educating at home year for us, with half of Jay's highschool topics being done via the NZ Correspondence school.
This month is requiring he drop, pretty much, the non-NCEA portion of his schooling courses so he can complete his Te Kura generated work and post it in for assessment.
It's certainly made Jay & me appreciate the curriculum choices we've used in previous years: we'll definitely be taking a different approach with NCEA for Daisy when her turn comes around.
I have no wish to rinse and repeat Te Kura's journey with NCEA English.
Our post for this week is actually our week in review for Daisy, as typing up about Jay's essay topics and the rough drafts being
The items crossed out are things we just did not get to; mostly, Daisy just felt like sitting quietly reading and nursing her 'cold' filled head.
November Monday 07 2016
History & Geography
1: Bp Early Modern Times:
o Ch: 30 Africa p.66,468b-470a, 473b-474a, 475b
o Ch: 31 Cold War, Nuclear Arms Race, Space Race 477-482a, 484b-487a,489b-492a
o BP Map 31 wk 1 of 2
History, Literature, & Book Basket:
1: Book Basket:
Boys Without Names ~ Sheth (not for sensitive readers. The boys in the factory are kidnapped and held for slave labour)
Journey to Jo’burg ~ Naidoo SL Core F
Hope Was Here ~ Bauer SL 300 (edited out the portion with sensual contact. A bit of a bubble gum read, and not the style of writing Daisy usually read. or enjoys. She said it was okay.)
The Green Book ~ Walsh ex.SL 100 (interesting thought in this book. makes for a good conversation topic afterwards.)
Drawn From New England : Tasha Tudor ~ Tudor illustrator study
Dn is reading a title from Daisy's book basket The Boy on the Wooden Box ~ Leyson to all of us. It's easy reading for him, and makes for enjoyable listening. Well written. We all figured we didn't want to be reading through a really heavy, involved, or deeply meaningful literary work, just now, as there is so much heavy brain work going on in other subject areas.