First Day of a New School Year

Posted by Theresa Coleman On 8:55 AM

  • For today we have:
  • The authoring of a new contract.
  • Math workbooks -- perhaps registering for Aleks.
  • Write a goals paper -- "This year in HS, I want to study ......"
  • Pick out a book to read this week and begin reading.
  • Music practice.
  • Film 101. (Netflix over the Xbox is wonderful; to quote the blurb: New York University film professor Richard Brown opens up his standing-room-only Movies 101 class for the first time in this AMC series. Moviemaking luminaries such as Jon Voight, Sigourney Weaver, Julianne Moore, George Clooney, Daniel Day-Lewis and Martin Scorsese discuss the filmmaking process, life in the spotlight and the history of the medium.)
  • We will get up at our own time on days that we are not eating b’fast with dad, as long as its before 10:30 am.
  • We must have school finished on or before 4:30, preferably before.
  • No using Gamecube, Playstation 2, DS, or Wii during school hours. The Xbox can only be used for educational purposes (mainly movies.)
  • No cell phones during school hours.
  • 30 mins of chores should be done each day outside of school hours.
  • Each student should keep track of their assignments everyday and write them down.
  • Each student must understand that they will be graded this year.
  • I understand that I must do 22 and 1/2 hours of school each week at minimum
  • I understand that we will have regular field trips and I must study beforehand so I can learn from it. (ex: Little White House, Fox Theatre, Fernbank, GA aquarium, high museum, Symphony, plays, Mexico, Lakeland)
  • I understand that the big four subjects take precedence.

Viola and violin lessons TBA.
v Monday:
Ø Chorus at 11am, Orchestra at 1pm. (two hours of instruction)
v Tuesday:
Ø Karate at 7:30pm (45 minutes of instruction)
v Wednesday:
Ø Teen Nights on the Square at 7pm
v Thursday:
Ø Kate has cello lessons at 3pm (one hour of instruction)
v Friday:
Ø Karate at 7:30pm (45 minutes of instruction)

Kate’s goals:
  • Finish algebra 1.
  • Begin algebra 2 and or geometry.
  • Read 30 books by the end of the year.
  • Finish world geography
  • Begin world history.
  • Finish biology
  • Begin chemistry.
  • Do film 101.
  • Do one writing prompt a week.
  • Continue with Music
  • Drivers’ Education
  • PE (Karate)
  • Health

Lauren’s goals:
  • Cooking classes – Home Ec
  • Chemistry in the Kitchen
  • Finish Life Science; begin Physical Science
  • Finish Pre-Algebra, Begin Algebra
  • Read 30 Books and keep list of books read
  • One writing prompt a week
  • Do Film 101
  • World Geography and begin World History
  • Continue with Music
  • PE (Karate)
  • Health


  1. Interesting read. I'm big on plans and schedules, but it never occurred to me to post them online. Great idea!

    Posted on September 1, 2009 at 10:38 AM

  2. It is all about accountability for me. If it is online and available at anytime for us to access, I think they will be more diligent with it. So is the hope, at least!

    Posted on September 1, 2009 at 11:34 AM

  3. I have books to sell from my son's private school. Is there a good online source that I can sell through so that homeschoolers can take advantage of these books?

    Posted on September 1, 2009 at 7:26 PM

  4. Mindy,
    I've sold stuff on Amazon before....

    Posted on September 8, 2009 at 4:24 PM


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