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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Grading My Kid


Last week, I finally finished Belly's Progress Report for Second Grade.

The bottom line? She passed!

Seems kind of silly to announce that. Do homeschooling parents ever "fail" their kids?

I understand the school district's need to have some idea of what we're doing, but giving her grades is an odd way to do it.

One of the benefits of doing this "school at home" thingy is that I can spend one day or several months on a concept until she "gets" it. If it takes her six months to understand subtraction, that doesn't mean she "failed" math, it means it just took her six months to understand it.

So, yeah, she passed second grade, more or less. And, come September, I'll have a Third Grader, a First Grader and a Preschooler doing Kindergarten.

Thank goodness the kids won't be grading me.


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4 Comments:

Anonymous Renegade Scholar said...

I have a third grader too. He passes on Sept. 1st. :)

9:17 AM  
Blogger Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

In Illinois, there are NO standards for me to meet. I have no one to report to. It's.... disconcerting. I feel this enormous pressure to figure things out on my own. Also? There are parents who abuse this freedom and it concerns me. So I plan on documenting things as best I can, and hope that I DO cover what the state deems important. Even though they won't tell me what it is.

1:50 PM  
Blogger Beck said...

She passed! har har.
I'm not quite sure what the rules in Ontario are. I guess I should figure that out before September, eh? Yeah, maybe.

8:43 PM  
Anonymous anita tedaldi said...

We had to do the evaluation or exam - we chose evaluation and my kids passed (K and 2nd) but some of it felt kind of silly. This year I have 3rd, 1st and K - what curriculum are your using for your 3rd grader?
:)
Anita

2:52 PM  

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