Archive for September, 2012

Human Anatomy and Physiology Lesson 4 files added

21 Sep

So, trying to stay on top of things, here are the Lesson 4 files for those of you who are using them.

Lesson 4 Vocabulary

Lesson 4 Test

The test requires two different diagrams, one of a tooth and one of the digestive system, for questions 24-32. These are easily found online with a quick search. The answer to the bonus question is NOT in the book.

Apologia Anatomy and Physiology Lesson 3 files added

17 Sep

I know, I know, they’ve been delayed quite a bit but they’re here – the Lesson 3 files for Anatomy and Physiology. Sorry to keep anyone waiting that’s been looking for them. The last few weeks have just been busy, busy, busy with running around and activities!

Here they are:

Lesson 3 Vocabulary


Lesson 3 Test

I’m actually working on the Lesson 4 test tonight (we’re a day behind – oops!) so hopefully I will have those up for you guys in the next week or two.

Have a great week!

Apologia Answer Keys

05 Sep

So I’ve been asked about answer keys for the Apologia worksheets. Maybe I didn’t want to include them? Maybe it was an oversight and I forgot to include them? Maybe I’ve been too busy? Well, actually, the real answer is there aren’t any!

Why? Well there are a couple answers actually.

1) It’s a lot of work.
Busy as I am, sometimes it’s hard enough getting the worksheets done, more-or-less having to go through them a second time and delete and enter answers into the space where each answer line once was. It’s very time consuming, and also can be a somewhat monotonous task, which, quite frankly, I don’t want to do.

2) When I made my own answer keys it didn’t always work out quite the way I thought it would.

I started out making my own answer keys by printing out a second copy of the worksheet set and then going through the book and filling in the answers in that second copy with a red pen. Every now and then, however, my son would put in answers that he had found in places in the book I may not have noticed, or had read/heard in outside materials and I’d end up having to spend time re-looking up the answers anyway. It seemed like a waste of time to do it once, and then maybe have to do it for certain questions again just because his answers didn’t match mine.

So basically, you’re on your own with the answer keys. I’m sorry for that but it’s really not too bad making your own using the existing worksheets. The worksheets are arranged chronologically, so you can easily go through the book and fill them in. If you have more than one child you can make the answer key once and keep it onhand until the younger ones move up to the book you’re currently working on, if need be. As best as I can remember, the test questions come from the book and should be fairly easy to find, so yet again it’s just a matter of making your own answer key by filling in the answers in a second copy of the test.

Washington, D.C. Fundraising

01 Sep

What better way to teach then through travel? You can go to places where historical events took place, learn about famous people in history, and take part in events that help you learn the things you’ve been taught and only heard about. That’s why this spring I hope to make American History come to life for my fifth grader by visiting our nation’s capital. Yep, this upcoming spring we hope to go to Washington, D.C.!

There’s only one small little problem. The money. It costs quite a bit to go on a trip like the one I’m hoping to take him on. When I went on my trip to Washington, D.C. in eighth grade it was 5 days and everything was rush, rush, rush. The places we didn’t have to really rush through we still had barely enough time to visit and see. I’d like to extend the time of our trip a bit longer than that and hopefully get time to see all the important and fun things our capital has to offer, along with, hopefully, taking a side trip to Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown.

Maybe it’s insane, but we think we can do it.

Now this isn’t a plea to get you to come and buy something you have no intention of buying or no desire to have. However, if for some reason you were planning on buying any magazines or giftcards or are looking into gifts closer to Christmastime, maybe you could consider visiting our website and taking a look. If anything appeals to you – great! If not, no biggie, maybe you could just pass on the link for us. Any help towards meeting our goal would be great and even just sharing our fundraising link with others who might be interested would be really appreciated.

Here’s our link, so feel free to take a look and/or pass it on to share with others.

Thanks for reading!

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