Monday, April 23, 2007

Spring is in the air!

I cannot believe how long it has been since my last post. I have been doing a little make-over in the Homeschool (I will post pics, when I am finished) The kids have all(me too) been bitten by the spring bug and are antsy and anxious. We have been flying thru our lessons and it looks like we will be done by the end of May. We will continue doing daily reviews and such.

The kids completed the CAT test. WOO-HOO! They all tested out WAY above average. This makes me happy knowing that I am doing something right. Although I do NOT believe test scores prove how smart a person is. Tests cover a very small amount of material covered/learned. I wish the PS would give more dynamic/creative test to evaluate where students are. I have only three children, each with their own unique style of learning. I could not imagine teaching them all the same way, day after day, year after year. We use cookie cutters for COOKIES not Children. Have you watched Freedom Writers? EXCELLENT movie. I am going to buy the book:

The movie is very inspiring, and I hope more educators in the PS system pay attention to this true story. Isn't interesting that Mrs.G. didn't have a huge degree and many years of experience, yet she taught with her HEART and each of her 150 students (who were labeled troubled and under educated) graduated highschool and went on to college.

Anyway, we are going to enjoy the beautiful wether today. HIGH of 80. Woo-HOO! Once we are finished with our unit studies, I am sure we can do a nature study...

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