So, here's a little typed sheet that came home from school yesterday, preceding Friday's first of five exam periods. (I've already told the kids not to sweat it; we'll tell their future school in the States that they were home schooled and that there are no transcripts to send.)
Science: Study Chapter 1, Lessons, 1, 2, 3 4, 5 and 6. Students will be asked questions about the topics from these Lessons. We will also do a review in our notebooks this week for all students, especially those who don't have the Science workbook. [That would be mine. We have gone to the school three afternoons, only to be told all the workbooks, for all the subjects, are sold out, or coming....next week.]
Grammar: Study the sections on Articles, Demonstratives, Possessives, Possessive Adjectives, Possessive Pronouns and ___________ in the Grammar Lab. [Bo filled in the blank with "what?"]. We will also do a grammar review in our notebooks this week for all students, especially those who don't have the book.
*Students who do not have the books but would like to use them to study can ask to borrow books and take them home to study or make copies. They can also arrange to study with a friend from the class who does have the books. We have done quite a few pages since August, and they have been following along in class and learning the same topics as the students who do have books. I will do whatever I can to help them go over this work again. However, I want all the students, especially those who don't have the books, to understand that it is still their responsbiilty to prepare for the exams and to ask for any extra help they need.
What they need is for Mom and Dad to get on Amazon and just order the damn books.