Behind, behind, on blogging anyway. This week back we've done pretty well with getting back into the swing of things.
We've started Writing with Ease workbook 1. He hates writing and I'm hoping this will help. On narration days he does his cursive practice. We've also started Sequential Spelling, more for Mel than him but I might as well multi-task. This semester I'm going to focus on grammar with him. Last week he drove me crazy but I think he understands possessive nouns vs. plural nouns. He'll continue reading from his reader. Last week was a story about Archimedes. Our read aloud is The Sword in the Tree and he's independently reading Captain Underpants book 7. He's got refined taste, lol.
Times Tables up to the 7's. We also just did addition and subtraction practice. He's got all the facts, I just want him to get better speed.
Finished the fall of Rome. He's really liking barbarian tribes. We also read about the Byzantine Empire. We're using the second Story of the World Book.
We started a unit on the human body. We reviewed how our five senses work. He's been going around asking everyone if they know they have an anvil in their ear. I'm just using library books since this is one area I actually have a degree in. Wait until the poor kids get me started on digestion.
Lots of reading, her to me and me to her. She likes phonics workbook pages. Weird. She's also doing WWE and Sequential Spelling. I'm thrilled with how well she sounds things out and spells them.
She can write all her numbers to 100. We're working on all the different ways to add up to five. Also working on money.
She's doing T4L social studies and brain pop movies. She's not interested in his world history.
The human body and senses along with F. The senses is a K standard but hopefully she's catching on to some of the more advanced stuff I'm talking about with F.
Art is mostly them drawing whatever they want. Music is singing in the car and dancing in the kitchen. PE this week has been sledding and snow forts. Spanish starts again next week and PE soon after that. Those are mostly for fun though, and not really about learning too much.