Another week where my work commitments prevented me from teaching my daughter all three days, and she wasn't able to do all six subjects. We had to work on what was achievable in the week. Thankfully, she is able to work on her own and comprehend the material...even if she is a typical teenager sometimes and has to be reminded of the work to complete!
This was also a very time-crunched week, as my daughter spent a lot of time on Color Guard rehearsals and an all day competition. As long as there is balance between work and play, I am fine.
IGCSE Maths (0580)
Pemberton, (2012) Essential Mathematics for Cambridge IGCSE: Extended, [ISBN 9780199128747] pp.218 - 221; 391 -397; 58 - 61
How we covered the material: There was a lot here for the week, and for most of the exercises, my daughter worked through things at her own pace.
How I judged knowledge/skill acquisition:
Most of the exercises were completed correctly, but at times there was confusion (mistakes made) or work was skipped for me to explain. Whenever this happens, and it isn't often, I go over the work and allow my daughter to rework the exercises.
By the way, I can only give my daughter independent work because she is so strong with maths. If she had more difficulties, I would work through each problem with her. As the core teacher, you can gauge how much support is needed.
IGCSE English Language (0500)
Cox, (2010) Cambridge IGCSE First Language English Teacher's Resource [ISBN 9780521743693], pp.51 - 57 (Unit 10)
How we covered the material: Reading through the texts and then completing another summary. We also looked up both the robots mentioned and found interesting YouTube videos on them.
How I judged knowledge/skill acquisition: This is the second summary exercise, so after my daughter completes the work, we can discuss summary details in more depth.
IGCSE English Literature (0486)
Cambridge University Press (2012) Songs of Ourselves: The University of Cambridge International Examinations Anthology of Poetry in English [ISBN 9788175962484]
How we covered the material:After introducing all the poems last week, I spent the lessons going through poetry analysis. I discussed one poem with my daughter to see if she could start to get a feel for analysis.
How I judged knowledge/skill acquisition: Through discussion, and by letting my daughter start to use literary analysis terms to describe the poems.
IGCSE Geography (0460)
Guinness & Nagle (2014) Cambridge IGCSE Geography [ISBN 9781471807275] pp. 35 -42
How we covered the material: This was a relatively short chapter to read and discuss. However, we had to multi-task, as my daughter had to finish a ceramics project. So, I read the chapter out to her whilst she worked.
How I judged knowledge/skill acquisition: Every now and then, I stopped reading to ask my daughter questions or direct her towards the text. She didn't even put any clay on the book whilst she multi-tasked!