Friday, May 07, 2010
Weekly Report: 5/3/10-5/7/10
We're slowly getting back into the groove. I have to admit that the beautiful weather makes it so *I* don't want to do school. But, ah, self-discipline ... need to keep working. We've been doing a lot more read-alouds. I used to loathe reading aloud. My throat got dry, my my nose got stuffy, and it just wasn't fun. As we've been doing more in smaller pieces, it has gotten so much better and we keep adding more and more. I'm certainly reading an hour a day (spread throughout the day) and maybe more. It feels very good.
Bible: Added Genesis 1:11
Catechism/Creed: I think after recitation tomorrow, we'll move to the next set of questions for everyone.
Hymn: We started How Great Thou Art this week (this was sung at Jason & my wedding, I'm loving having the children learn it.)
Poetry: They've started Jonathan Bing and seem to like it, they find it amusing.
M-girl: I am loving the McGuffey readers; they force M-girl to read for comprehension and they have a list of new words at the end of the section that I use for spelling. She worked on several more lessons in OPG as well.
N-boy: N-boy struggles through the lessons in OPG, we're doing 1/2 a lesson or so at a time, but he's progressing.
M-girl: M-girl flew through about 10 lessons in MEP this week, it is behind where she is (adding 4s), but a good refresher and the logic problems are great for her.
N-boy: N-boy is still working on Lesson 5 in Ray's ... he won't move on until he can read through the whole page with ease.
R-girl: I think R-girl now recognizes numbers 1-10. We need to finish her number book.
M-girl: Can I say how much I love FLL? It is so thorough and fun. We're part-way through the pronouns lessons ... Verbs next Wednesday! Hooray!
Penmanship: Despite our informality with penmanship, M-girl's print has improved greatly. I think we really need to get moving with Cursive First.
Geography: We found Europe on the globe and looked at parts of Europe in the atlas.
Spanish: We haven't gotten back into this groove yet.
Science: We went to the Park Pals program and learned about baby animals. We've been watching our baby birds, too.
Art: none this week.
Bible: We've read our Proverbs most days, family devotions from Big Thoughts for Little Kids, read more of Catherine Vos' story Bible.
Read Alouds: We're reading the Just So Stories and enjoying it. We're also reading Aesop's Fables, The Burgess Bird Book, Oxford Children's Poetry, Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes, Winnie the Pooh, and started Peter Pan. Fun!