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by Rhondabee
Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: WHL - Grading "higher level thinking"?
Replies: 7
Views: 3539

Thanks, ladies....

I'm a little more confident now. I've printed out pages and rubrics from Crystal's post, and just reading through them let's me see that we *have* been discussing things critically. (Big sigh!) I especially appreciate the list of "Elements of Thinking" since those are the kind of verbs educators use...
by Rhondabee
Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:16 am
Forum: Exploration to 1850 & 1850 to Modern Times Archive
Topic: Independence - Books to read aloud?
Replies: 1
Views: 2054

Re: EXP to 1850 w/7th Grader: books to read aloud?

OK - I think we'll be good to go. We do need independence, but normally I pre-read and take notes so that we can discuss (and our discussions can go wherever DC needs to go and also cover whatever I think is important). But, maybe it would be easier on me now that I'm not needing to *choose* the boo...
by Rhondabee
Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:55 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Electives - Recommendations by year
Replies: 13
Views: 5917

Electives - Recommendations by year

WHL In the back of the World History manual there are guidelines for "Introduction to Logic" (pretty much what is in the catalog), but also pretty detailed instructions and log sheets for a Fine Arts credit. Not day-to-day instructions, but guidelines on several different types of activities you ca...
by Rhondabee
Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Books - Book basket, reading lists, summer reading,
Replies: 27
Views: 10103

Re: Reading - Unscheduled literature

Well, I was thinking that even *if* someone doesn't have a literature-rich school environment that a book a week is still a pretty hefty suggestion! After all, even The Well-Trained Mind (the dreaded draconian tome of doom that it is - LOL! - I tried to get an extra "d" in there for tome, oh well......
by Rhondabee
Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Books - Book basket, reading lists, summer reading,
Replies: 27
Views: 10103

Reading - Unscheduled literature

In AHL, there is a section in the English credit for reading some extra books not in the high school package. In AHL, we have "two options" for that "not specifically assigned reading": read some titles that go with ancient history (and those titles are provided in the intro of the AHL manual) or u...
by Rhondabee
Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Science - Lab questions
Replies: 15
Views: 7800

Re: Labs - How do I know if he did what he was supposed to

I'm guessing most of you think I'm too strict or nit picky. But if you knew my student, you'd understand how hard it is for her to unlearn a wrong conclusion. right now, it's just easier to read the whole chapter in small bites each day because I don't think what I want exists. I'm more concerned a...
by Rhondabee
Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:01 am
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Science - Lab questions
Replies: 15
Views: 7800

Re: Labs - How do I know if he did what he was supposed to

Apologia online was awesome for this. I have been mulling this over as an option (using some sort of online class). But, I am hesitant - not because of Apologiaonlineacademy or redwagon - but because of our schedule (long story - we homeschool at my DH's office & I am helping DH while homeschooling...
by Rhondabee
Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: High School Archive
Topic: Science - Lab questions
Replies: 15
Views: 7800

Re: Labs - How do I know if he did what he was supposed to

If I can understand Donna Young's spreadsheet, that might be an answer for next year. I have a rubric I shlepped together by myself half-way through the year, but hers is more detailed. I also like the pass/fail idea - but I will have to ask for more details below. And, yes, I understand *exactly* w...