I can't believe we just finished week 10 of school! The kids are doing great, and we are having a lot of fun. This week was really wet, and my husband had a different schedule. We ended up doing quite a bit of school to keep the kids from going crazy.
Phonics/Reading: Buster went over long vowel sounds in Phonics Pathways. He is getting so much better and confident in his reading. Sweetpea practiced the letter P this week and she was excited to read(with a little help) cat sat on mat.
For read aloud time we have been reading bear books. Both of the kids loved the Berenstain Bears. I also started reading The World Of Pooh, as well as Blueberries for Sal, and Corduroy Bear. Sweetpea made a 5 little monkeys totbook. She loves that book, and can read it all on her own from memory.
Math: Buster continues to love math. He finished lesson 44 on Friday.
Sweetpea loves counting everything she sees, and is doing well with recognizing numbers.
Spelling/Handwriting: Buster has done great so far this year with spelling he loves taking his tests on http://www.spellingcity.com/. He is actually trying to spell and write things on his own now. Copywork has really improved his handwriting.
Sweetpea is learning to write letters and numbers, and she can write quite a few now.
Science: Buster and daddy finished up chapter two of his land animals book. It was all about Canines. They had fun putting the different kinds of wild dogs on our map. I made a wild dog lapbook/notebook with Buster. They also started reading chapter three which is mainly about bears.
History: Buster learned about The Tower of Babel.
Art: We drew Grizzly Bears.
Music: The kids made some instruments. It was Busters idea.
Geography: We are reading tales from North America right now, and Buster learned about map keys.
Spanish: For spanish this week the kids watched a spanish learning show from the library. Right now I am just trying to introduce basic Spanish with them, and hope to buy something in the spring.
Grammar: We have not started any kind of formal grammer, but I want Buster to learn some basics. I had a little book here that is kind of like Mad Libs. We did a bunch of the stories this week and Buster thought they were hilarious. I'm hopeing to find some Mad Libs, so we can do more.
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