Just A Chart – Keeping Track Of It All

By | February 12, 2013

So I thought it’d be fun to post the chart we used to keep track of Eva’s work in 2012.

Check it out here.
2012 Eva’s Learning Time Schedule

At the beginning of the year, we set out what we thought some good goals would be for 2012. Then, we split them up into quarters. It was great to see some goals get accomplished right on schedule, and others need to be re-adjusted.

At the end of the year, we found we completed the reading goals but were a little behind on writing (it’s tough for her to coordinate). The math was right on, and the music was exceeded. She also finished her Bible memorization right on schedule. She finished her physical goals as well. We were doing well on chess and Russian for a while, but eventually fell behind.

We had a few goals for Sofia as well, and now have a detailed chart for 2012 – 2013 for both girls.

On a parenting note, I had a somewhat-trippy experience with Sofia this week. She’s made a lot of behavioral breakthroughs, but (I think especially due to her nature) tends to go on a willingly self-destructive streak after holding good behavior for a while.

For example, the other day she had gone two whole days being kind to her sister and eating all her meals without fussing. Suddenly, I get her up from her nap to find that she’s been saying hurtful things to her sister. So we had a long talk about choosing to treat yourself with further good behavior after a good stretch rather than allowing yourself bad behavior.

And I realized I was giving myself the same lecture. I recognized long ago I have the same self-destructive tendencies. It’s a trippy thing. I also remember having the exact same conversation (probably verbatim) with Eva.

No cute video this week; sorry.

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