Today was our last day of the school year…
which means it was State Testing Day.
Did you know that the kids can now use calculators for the math section? like… really??
Ummm, yeah, not.my.kids.thank.you.very.much.
What I really loved about this year? not panicking about testing time. You know, worrying about all those “gap” areas. We have been steady and consistent with our studies overall, and I didn’t even really feel the need to review much (cept letter writing skills, because, well, we skipped over that one time and my kids bombed it, lol). I don’t always stick to the exact course of study for the Robinson Curriculum that we use, but I always stick with the ideology of it… to read, write, do math efficiently at a self-studied independent pace…
For the younger students:
since we aren’t officially required to Test until 3rd grade, we had our own “testing” day…
We tested our spelling and our sensory abilities at the same time.
I discovered when Andrew wrote his words out with shaving cream,
he used his left hand AND wrote clearer than he usually does…
makes a mom say “hmmm”.
Andrew also made up his own game with his little brother. Roll a die, a take that many steps. Who ever reaching the goal spot wins. He adds in a variety of ways to take steps including a ninja leap, lol. (and yes, Bryson is wearing pajamas…backwards…and yes, it is normal for around here = “confessions of the whatever mama”)
Andrew is still not interested much in actually reading books, but we still ‘tested’ him in other ways-
Counting syllables in words
beginning, middle, and ending sounds of words.
Ending Marks (punctuation)
He’s definitely headed in the right direction.
For all ages, I have complete confidence that …
STEADY + CONSISTENT = SUCCESS
Gotta love be an homeschooler!!