So the last two weeks have been interesting and different for us... I did not get as much done during our chicken pox incarceration last week--- (why did I think we would?) Emily was fussy (understandably so) and well I was busy-- plus David was home all week and well.....
We did however get some done three of the days!
This week however.. we busted it out! Whoo hoo. I have implemented some new ideas:
GETTING the children to the school table
Novel. Don't you think?
Our Bible is going well-- we have had some interesting talks about the body of Christ and some things we need to do AS the body of Christ. We are currently working on MANY bible verses at a time! There is a lot of memorization! Whew..
Math- Kaitlin finished her math! BIG Jumps for joy here! However we are not moving on... we are drilling and reviewing first! Matt and Emily are almost done and are both drilling too.
Rod and Staff--- have I stated this? Emily is responding well to it.. I am really, really glad I decided to split their English and work with her at her level. Don't you love when you feel good about a choice you make! So often I second guess myself or are not happy but feel stuck!
The kids are all having online math drills (Math U See, Math blaster and various online websites), online spelling (Spelling City) and online typing programs (Typer Island and Scripture Typer). LOVING IT.
Logic is coming along slowly-- I am using various books and games and websites, I would like to be a little more cohesive in this area and am working on! Will post on this later.
History- we are up to Texas History/ Pre Civil War. So we headed to Texas to study OUR history for the next two weeks and then we will come back to the US and head into the civil war... excited about this time period. We are using ALL American History The text is dry but I have plenty of wonderful living books to bring the time period to life!
We are plodding on in All About Spelling.... still liking it although I am curious to see how other people implement the program... maybe Brenda should VLOG her lesson for me!
Science we are still working through Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day
Bound for Oregon
Beezus and Ramona
For art-- which has gone WAY to the back burner this summer.. I took a break from learning about artists and we are counting our drawing sea creatures for art! We are also working on an under water diorama.
Skills--- this is not new but it is new as far as the school schedule. At least three times a week I am going to either introduce a skill or review a skill learned. These will include everything I talked about HERE plus some more awesome ones Brenda sent from the Sonlight list!
And that is our last couple of days!!!!
Go read about everyone else's week at Weird, Unsocialized Home Schoolers.