Ann Zeise is a pro, expert, and all around “knows just about everything concerning homeschooling” parent. I highly recommend checking out her site, http://a2zhomeschooling.com/
She gives great advice on what I like to call “give unto Ceasar” regarding the so called acceptable titles to your everyday homeschooling activities. If you feel the need to keep records of your child’s progress, for fear of it ever being addressed by local school authorities, police, or anybody else who has absolutely no right to meddle in your homeschooling business, (btw, needless obsession over records is something that I hope to address in the near future), then you may want to consider this type of jargon translation so as to satisfy “Ceasar.”
|Homeschool Activity||Translated into Educationalese|
|Trip to the Library||Research Instruction;Silent, Sustained Reading;Resource Identification|
|Shopping[depending on grocery, building supply, etc.]||Consumer Math;Health and Hygiene Instruction,Geography,Consumer Education,Time and Money|
|Homeschool Support Group Meeting||Socializational Development|
|Playing Outside||Low-Organized Physical Education|
|Interesting Family Outing
[even if it’s on the weekend, call it a school day]
|Educational Field Trip;
Resource Field Trip in conjunction with _____(name of subject)
|Arts & Crafts
in relation to any subject
|Manipulative Construction relating to ____ (name of subject)|
|Chores along with the family||Manual Arts;
Home Economics; Time-on-Task development;
|Legos, K’nex or Blocks building||Building Critical Thinking;
Small Motor Skills;
|Child Learning to be brave||Quantitive, Contributive Sociological Development|
|Dentist visit||Health, Occupational Education|
|Kicking Around a Soccer Ball||PE, Angles, Critical Thinking, Large Motor Skills|
|Zoo Field Trip||Reading maps; PE – walking; reading and narrating (read and observe-tell about what you saw and read about); art (draw animals)|
|Nature Walk and collecting things along the way, identifying them from a book||PE, Reading and Science|
|Reading the Daily Paper||Social Studies, Current Events|
|4-H Activities||Social Studies, Science, Language Arts|
|Talking with Grandma About Her Life and Experiences||History|
|Playing Monopoly||Math, Economics|
|TV Documentaries, Movies
TLC, History Channel, National Geographic, Animal Planet, PBS, Health Channel, etc.
|History, Geography, Science, Social Sciences|
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