Hi there have been SO MANY interesting conversations going on here and I haven't even had time to read through all of them let alone respond, even though I was practically jumping to do so!
Anyway ... in the interests of not panicking come May when we have to report to our County, I am trying to figure out how to show evidence of our work in a few areas.
Math - dd loves math and does it all the time - of late she's been doing Khan Academy on line ad I am not sure if there is anyway to get a written report (printout) from that site. They provide all kinds of data on what you've done that day / week etc but I could not even copy and past the "daily activity report."
Reading / writing - dd reads nonstop but has been resistance to the kinds of writing exercises the County Reviewer suggested last year like, "why do you think this character likes x" or "how did this character face this problem, what would you do ... " or "what would have happened differently if she decided to do y..." any such suggestion shuts her down.
Yet we have to document that she "thinks" and "comprehends" not only "reads"
In fact while reading aloud we have discussions on almost every page - everything makes her think about something. Any tips on writing exercises that might be more interesting and capture what is already going on in her mind?