As I mentioned in my post yesterday, exam week has been a lot of fun! These aren't the sort of exams that most of you are probably used to. Charlotte Mason-style exams are designed to allow the child the chance to tell what they KNOW, rather than what they don't know.
I hadn't really mentioned it to the kids in advance because I didn't want to stress them out with something new. So I brought it up casually last week. They were less than enthusiastic. But then on the first day, they started and just ran with it! It was so exciting! Their answers weren't quite as detailed as I was hoping, but maybe next term they will be a little more so because they will know what to expect over the term! Regardless, we had a lot of fun and the kids ended their exams feeling proud that they had learned SO much over the course of 12 weeks!
I shared the link to the Ambleside Online website Exam page that will give you an idea of the sort of questions we used. Reece is doing Year 5 and the big kids are doing Year 10 Lite. I did have to modify some of the lessons because I made some book substitutions. I thought I would share some of my own exam questions. Let me know what you think! I tried my best to model them after the AO suggestions!
and diagram the following sentence - “I see above me the
Describe the attributes of an atom.
What fraction of a meter is 7 decimeters? Answer in hundredths and
2. Multiply twelve-thousand one hundred eight by
3. Write these fractions as decimals: 52 7/10, 11
Solve: 5(x – 2) = 30
2. Solve: 8(x + 5) = 7(x - 7)
3. Give an
example of the commutative property of addition.
4. What is the
inverse operation of division?
Christus est Rex Regum.
Christiani veritatem Christi
The leaders of the Romans are in
The general sees the dangers of
1. Describe the
2. How did the Louisiana Purchase change
3. Give an account of the last days in the life of
1. Describe the following triangles: scalene, isosceles,
2. Is an obtuse angle smaller or larger than 90
3. A line is bisected by another line. Each segment is
now _____ to the other.
4. If two lines are perpendicular, they
form which kind of angle?
Name the 4 definite articles in Spanish (these tell “THE”)
2. Name the 4 indefinite articles
in Spanish (these tell “A/AN”)
3. What are the subject pronoun for
“I”, “you (familiar)”, “you (formal)”, “he”, “she”,