Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Testing and more testing



Leading up to the retreat, I was working with the kids on all their CC memory work.
On Thursday, they had their first round of Memory Master testing.
Over the weekend (and on Monday) they had their second round of testing.
On Monday, they had their third round of testing at Mrs. Brimberry's house.
Yesterday, they had their fourth round of testing at Mrs. Davidson's house.

They both passed again this year!
This was Shiloh's 3rd year and she knew her material well!
This was Landon's 2nd year.  He knew it as well, but I think the testing stressed him out.

So, what did they have to know to test to be Memory Masters?

161 events and people in a chronological timeline
44 U.S. presidents
24 history sentences to add depth to our timeline
120 locations and geographic features
24 science facts
5 Latin noun conjugations
English grammar facts
Multiplication tables up to 15 x 15, common squares and cubes, as well as basic geometry formulas and unit conversions.

In all, it's over 400 pieces of information!!

On top of all that, this last year, they were also exposed to
drawing techniques
music theory and tin whistle
6 great artists
introduction to orchestra and 3 classical composers
12 science experiments, 12 science projects, and 24 oral presentations!

The day after the 4th round is always bitter sweet.
Finally, we can rest and no longer have to work so hard to memorize the material.
BUT it also means that CC is almost over for the year!  =(

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As if all that testing wasn't enough, now we are on to assessment testing.
Landon tests today and tomorrow from 10am - 3pm.
Then Shiloh tests on Monday and Tuesday from 10am - 3pm.

Thankfully, assessment testing doesn't cause me any stress.
It's all online and they email the results within 48 hours.
But it probably does cause some stress for the kiddos!

I will say, I am ready to be finished with our testing season!
And yet, when we're done, we still have about 8 more weeks of school!

1 comment:

  1. They are super smart... I have no doubt they will excel.

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