Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have been taught. ~ George Savile
We are still tidying up the dribs & drabs from last term, partly because my strange learner makes it difficult to package things up in the neat & tidy way that government departments & schools seem to like.
Music, last term, was very performance oriented; the theory went on the back burner for a bit. Trouble is the theory is easy to send in for assessment. Performance...not so easy! Ditto German. Star does not do well with textbooks & a lot of what she has been doing is actually teaching German! Much harder to show. For that I've asked Star to draw me up a lesson plan to show the work they are covering. She did a pretty ok job of that! For history, for a change, I'm going to ask Star to retell what she remembers about Saxon England; yikes! May have to rethink that! Then there are a few missed math questions. We should be done by the end of the week & free to move on with this term's work.
I think, given Miss Star likes her history gory, we will look at the French Revolution & Bonaparte in depth & some [naturally] of the oddities. I am tossing up about her reading. Off her own bat she is tackling Romeo & Juliet & Jane Eyre, but if she is prepared to read more difficult books for pleasure I am prepared to do something a little more lightweight to be officially *school*. I am trying to decide between National Velvet ~ which is a beautifully crafted book ~ Sabriel or The Owl Service. I am leaning towards National Velvet which is so well written it can't help but be useful in one's own writing. And I think we will do some Eliot ~ for my pleasure, not Star's!
I must say, by this stage in a child's education, it's either more of the same or more depth. We are trying for the more depth thing; at least in Lit & history.