Overall, this has been a pretty great week.
We are still not up to our full schedule though, because we are waiting to get our science curriculum in. I’m actually wondering if we should switch things up, and focus heavily on history for this first semester, and then science the second semester. As it is now, we are doing a full 4+ hours each day, and I can’t imagine adding in science on top of it.
Here’s a look at what the kids are up to:
Isaac has been diving into fractions. He is a very eager math learner and loves to learn new skills. Lucky for me, math comes pretty naturally for him, so teaching him is easy!
The boys are LOVING this inductive Bible study we are doing. Not only has it been fun to study the Word together, it is fast becoming a great new tool for them to study on their own. They are way ahead of me – I didn’t start to study the Bible until I was a teenager.
We spent some time talking about 9/11, reading and listening (on CD) this wonderful book, FIREBOAT.
I’m starting to see the results of using this Sequential Spelling book. The boys are recalling these spelling words and making more educated guesses about how to spell words they don’t know. Nate is turning into a little spelling champ!
As part of their day at the Homeschool Academy each Wednesday, the kids get to be part of a club of their choosing. The boys were thrilled when they found out they were in the Lego club, and have been busy creating since then. This is the Deep Diver 2000.
Isaac has become (mildly) obsessed with Garfield. I think it’s funny how he walks around the house, reading us each different parts of the comic, and then laughing hysterically! He’s been leaving these cute drawings around the house, which of course, I LOVE!
Elaina did more time-telling practice with this cute clock…
Lots of ABC review….And she did her first dot-to-dot!
We counted pennies for some hands-on money learning.
Olivia was quite a handful this week….There were lots of “time-out” sessions as we work through teaching her to wait her turn patiently.
She made me so proud when one afternoon she asked to color, lined up all of the crayons, and then named them all correctly. Boo, Wewow, Purpo, Gween, Orangee, Pink…Well, mostly correct!
She watched “The Band” a lot this week, as a distraction during morning school. And asked for a “pop-i-pul” for snack every afternoon.
The weather is really cooling down, so we’ve been doing a lot of baking around here, including this pumpkin cake, and this yummy bread.
My very first 5K is tomorrow. I am a complete wreck thinking about it. It could be because of reading this and this. I’m not sure why I have such irrational fears. I’ve been training all summer for this, and I know I’ll be so proud of myself when it’s done.
That’s about it around here. What have you been up to this week?