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.).

Journal Entries

  • Two journal entries per week (one creative/one periodical based).

Periodicals

  • Read one article everyday. Mark the title and source in your planner.

Reading

  • One to two hours of silent reading daily. Good literature is key.

Vocabulary

  • Complete handwritten vocabulary by the end of each week. The vocabulary words will be posted to the Secondary Level Gmail on Monday mornings.

Grammar

  • 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.

Typing

  • 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.

School Work

  • 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.

Practical Life

  • 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.