What did I like about the 30 week program? It was intense and unrelenting. But, with that the kids had to buckle down, push hard, get extremely focused; manage well and get the stuff done; and they did.
We worked super hard for 30 weeks, were done at the end of April and have about 16 weeks before we hit it again. This fall my fellow Challenge Directors and I are starting earlier in the year and taking more intentional breaks throughout, still ending the last week of April.
What all did we get done this year?
Finished Alg I, began Geometry
Finished 1/3 of Henle 1and really developed a love of Latin.
Read 20 books for school and at least that many for fun- wrote 8 persuasive essays.
Participated in 2 Policy Debates: Immigration Reform and Military Draft
Government and Econ- completed texts, workbooks, tests and completed Cost of Living Project and Stock Market Analysis Project
Studied Taming of the Shrew and God's Plan for Marriage (Ravi Zacharia)
TeenPact Alumni State Class and Survival
Ballroom Dancing 1-2 times a month
Spring Dinner Dance
Karate/ self defense
Flower 7th Grade
Finished Saxon 8/7
Finished 1/3 of Henle 1
Read It Couldn't Just Happen and the Fallacy Detective- wrote a 6 page Apologetics Paper on Comparative Religions
Learned to draw 600 points on the world map from memory, including countries, capitals, features.
Listened to Old Western Culture The Greeks and 1/2 of The Romans
TeenPact State Class
Tantara Festival of One Act Plays
Karate/ Self defense
Flower has taken on the garden, has lots of reading and swimming and art projects planned, violin and karate. Have I mentioned Minecraft yet? All the kids still love it and play it
Plus vacation (got to love Airbnb! Grandson #1, due in a few short weeks (or sooner), Shakespeare Camp, a few more conferences, CCPracticum and Latin Camp, Teen Nights...the summer will fly by for sure.
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