The Guam Law
17 GCA Chapter 6, Section 6109
"Children not attending a private full-time school and who are being instructed in study and recitation for at least (3) hours a day for one hundred seventy (170) days each calendar year by a private tutor or other person, in the several branches of study required to be taught in the public schools of this Territory and in the English language, shall be exempted from attending the public school."

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Homeschool Resources to Enhance Learning

The following are resourceful websites I found useful in preparing my homeschool activities. I found the graphic organizers to be extremely useful with my son.

* (articles)
* (activities; membership fee required)
* (bingo games)
* (flash cards; membership fee required)
* (great information)
* (leveled books and reading ideas; membership fee required)
* (songs, poems, resources)
* (printables)
* (animated videos, free trial membership)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Progressing in Math and Discussing Columbus's Landing

As you know, the curriculum I have my son engage in is a twofold of themes and preparation for the GED. Aside from completing his homeschool experience, I want him to complete his GED as well. All the content areas we have reviewed has enhanced his schemata, so that he can be able to grasp the content necessary for this goal we have collectively decided to complete.

In any event, he is exploring the basics of Math, including Whole Numbers, Word Problems, Integers and Number Lines, etc. He is progressing, and that is a good sign.

We also explored the theme regarding Columbus's travels. In fact, he is tasked with contemplating the following:

It's believed that Columbus's first landing in the New World was at San Salvador, an island in the Bahamas. The Bahama Islands are located off the coasts of Florida and Haiti. The islands are lined with warm sand beaches, so many people go there to swim and walk by the ocean. Many of the islands also have forests and swamps with much wildlife. Discuss about the islands, its features, and the uniqueness of living in the islands.

Source: Multicultural Activities