Secondary Level Homeschool
Secondary Level Homeschool, Volume 1
The following is a list of work that Secondary Level students are responsible for on a daily/weekly basis:
Plan your day
- Record the work that you wish to complete every day in the planner.
- Mathematics Goals: One and a half to two hours of concentrated math study daily (contact us if you have questions, need Set III answers, or want to take a chapter test.).
- Two journal entries per week (one creative/one periodical based).
- Read one article everyday. Mark the title and source in your planner.
- One to two hours of silent reading daily. Good literature is key.
- Complete handwritten vocabulary by the end of each week. The vocabulary words will be posted to the Secondary Level Gmail on Monday mornings.
- One grammar assignment weekly. This will be posted to the Secondary Level Gmail on Tuesday mornings, and should be completed by the end of the week.
- Minimum forty minutes typing per week.
Independent Study Project
- Responsible for deadlines. Write the rough draft by hand first, and then type it. Email your typed rough draft to the Secondary Level Gmail for edits.
- Designate a single place in your house as your work space. Take time now to organize it and to ensure that you have all the necessary supplies: pencils, graph paper, lined paper, etc.
- Maintain an uninterrupted three-hour work period every day (not including one hour of reading). You can choose the start and end times, but keep this consistent every day in order to have a sense of routine. Clean up your work space at the end of each work period.
- As long as you are on top of your regular school work, the remaining time in your day can be spent in any edifying activity of your choice: playing an instrument, doing science experiments, baking, making art work, writing stories, exercising, etc.
- Continue to use screens in a school-appropriate way: typing your ISP, using Typesy, and looking for articles on periodical websites. Limit yourself to 20-minute sessions, as you would at school.
- Because we do not use grades and are not doing traditional e-learning like many of your peers, the completion of your work is based on an “honor system”, meaning that we trust you to be honest and responsible.
- Just as before, your parents do not need to be involved in your school work.
- Continue to prepare your own lunch, as you would for school.
- Talk to your family about what additional household responsibilities you can take on, such as cooking meals or doing chores.