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April 7, 2007 - June 29, 2007 Quarterly Report

Quarterly Report
2006-2007 schoolyear
D.O.B. :  September XX 1997
Age:  9
Grade:  4
Grading Key:             Effort & Skills
4 - Advanced               E - Excellent                  U - Unsatisfactory
3 - Proficient                G - Good                        X - Not Applicable
2 - Approaching          S - Satisfactory
1 - Below                     N - Needs to Improve
Days of Instruction:   54
Arithmetic:  The areas of math Jacob continues to study/practice are :
word problems     factors                         multiplication,division
fractions                multiples                     addition
decimals               prime factorization    subtraction
percents                prime numbers          money math
number lines         geometry                    time/clocks
fact families          times tables                real-life math experiences
Jacob is doing Saxon Math, Math CD roms and online math games.   Grade: 2 (S)
Reading: Jacob read selections from "The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales" told by Virginia Hamilton, "African-American Real-Aloud Stories" edited by Susan Kantor.  Also, selections from "The Art of Loving Well: A Character Curriculum" by Dr. Stephan Ellenwood, were read. Grade: 3 (G)
Spelling: Jacob corrects misspelled words and rewrites assignments so that spelling is correct throughout his work.      Grade: 3 (G)
Writing, Grammar & Language Arts: This quarter the homeschool used Scholastic Guides: "Putting It in Writing: Reports, Letters, Essays and More", Writing Stories: Fantastic Fiction from Start to Finish", and "Writing with Style: Making Your Writing Stand Out"   Grade: 2 (S)
Health & Safety: Poisoning prevention, gardening safety, healthy nutrition, playground and sports safety. Grade: 4(E)
History: Quakes of 1811 & 1812 that created waterfalls on the Mississippi, Ancient City of Al Rawda revealed in modern X-ray, ancient El Pantano traders, artifacts and graves discovered in Mexico's Mascota Valley ; how English settlers who brought West Indian tobacco & European livestock such as pigs to 17th century Virginia triggered changes that would bring that current ecosystem to an end while replacing it with a new one; India's poor, caste system & child labor; the wall along the California-Mexico border to keep immigrants out ; underpaid laborers in China. Grade: 2 (G)
Science: National Geographic: The Global Fish Crisis resulting from high-tech harvesting & wasteful management, significance of wildfires, effects of pollution & nets on aquatic life, the importance of honeybees in the world's agricultural future in light of recent colony collapse syndrome (epidemic?), vanishing sea ice & its effect on creatures that live in the polar region, receding glaciers and mountain snowcaps, bats in Panama.  The homeschool also used "Science Crafts for Kids" by Gwen Diehn & Terry Krautwurst.  Grade: 3 (G)
Art: This quarter Jacob used computer programs to create computer-generated art and photo collages. Grade:  2(S)
Music:  Evolution of African-American Music: slave-era music, blues, soul, jazz, rap, hip-hop etc. Jacob continues to practice guitar and piano. Grade: 2 (S)
Physical Education: Jacob has participated in running, games of tag, scootering, walking and resistance workouts on the Total Gym.  Grade: 3(G)
Typing & Computer: Jacob continues to type regularly both for pleasure and completing his homeschool work.          Grade: 3 (G)
Teacher Comments - 4th Quarter
Jacob is progressing at a satisfactory level in all subject matter.  He has had no absences from instruction this quarter.  He has completed the required 225  hours of instruction.
Jacob is still struggling in math, however, he is putting forth effort and concentration.
Submitted  June 29,  2007  by Daniela