"To do good in school and to learn Spanish."
"To read good books. I don't think you can really apply standards to an subjective measurement," says the Sweetling when I asked to to qualify the use of the term 'good.'
- an interesting plot
- interesting characters
- character development
"To complete National Novel Writing Month. Preferably to complete it, but I think if I at least get decent progress in it I'll be happy."
"I'd like to learn Spanish and ASL."
"Math, groan." [Interjects the Mommy, last year our goal was to have fun with math again.] "Yes," says Sweetling, "I think we still need to work on that. Do we still have that book we looked at last year? The one with the unicorns on Saturn?" [yes, we do. Its a geometry text that I was planning to order since she seemed to enjoy it.]
"I'd like to do something interactive."
History, Geography, Social Studies:
"Aren't we doing history together? The History of U.S by Joy Hakim. I think a list of possible projects to pick from would work well." [suggestions include: manga comic strip of history, library books, videos, designing her own power point presentations, using publisher to make the front page of a newspaper for a particular date]
"Manga. I like that style of drawing."
"I'd like to stick with the musical classes I'm taking at co-op."
"I'm fine with what we've got." [Curriculum of the overview of the Old Testament.]
Health, Home Ec, Life Skills:
undecided. I shall resist adding my mommy comments.