SummarySeton Director Dr. Mary Kay Clark has tips on what school work must be turned in and offers an answer about kindergarten studies that may surprise you.
My kindergarten student is through the lesson plans in about 90 minutes. Do I have to come up with more things for him to do to fill up the time?
No. Remember, if your child were in a brick and mortar school for kindergarten, much of that time would be spent playing, listening to stories, or even taking naps! Also, traveling to and from school, waiting in lines, waiting for all the other students to finish their work, putting things away, etc. Enjoy the extra time together. Pre-K and K should always be fun!
Do I have to do everything that is in the lesson plans?
No, the only things you absolutely have to do in order for your student to receive a grade from Seton are the things that Seton grades (part B on the Quarter Report Forms).
However, the lesson plans are our best method to enable your student to be able to do well on those things. Obviously, every child is different and comes from a different learning background.
If there’s something that you know your child already knows, you can certainly either skim through the lesson or skip entirely. If there is a concept your child hasn’t mastered yet, you may want to spend some additional time on that or use some outside resources.
Do I have to do the book reports on the books you sent me?
With thousands of students enrolled in our reading program, it would be impossible for the graders to be familiar with so many different books.
Seton students get to choose from four historical novels for their first and second quarter reports. They choose from nine saint biographies for their third and fourth-quarter reports. These choices are for book reports in the Fourth through Eighth Grade.
You may have selected your book report books when you enrolled. If not, we chose them for you when your enrollment was packed. If you notice that one of the other options in the lesson plans is a book that interests your student, you may order that book from Seton’s bookstore.
I am finishing up the 1st quarter in some of my subjects, but not others. Do I have to submit everything at the same time?
If you are mailing elementary grade items to Seton, you may find it easier to keep track of things if you mail in all the work for a quarter at the same time, together with all the necessary Quarterly Report Forms.
If you are mailing high school items, send us completed subjects each quarter.
However, if you using your online MySeton account to enter grades and upload assignments, for either elementary or high school, we ask that you submit them as you finish them.
Of course, you can submit any work at any time but if a subject or two are significantly behind the others, you should probably send in what you have rather than holding on to it.