Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Homeschool Monday

Candy is hosting a Homeschool Week over at here blog, so I thought that I would join in. Here is a look at our Monday:

Greg (7 years old - 1st grade)
15 mins. independent reading (Boxcar Children book #1)
20 mins. book basket reading
Italic handwriting page (he was working on numbers 0-5)
Math-u-see page (it was a review page, he is working on addition)
Spelling quiz (he aced it....moving on to the next list)
He spent probably 10 mins. working on his math facts using fact cards and wrap ups.
He is on the last page in Victory Drill Book, a speed reading drill book so he worked on that. The words are 3 syllable (generous, character, ect.)

Lee (9 years old - 4th grade)
30 mins. independent reading (Revenge of the Shadow King)
20 mins. book basket reading
Italic Handwriting page (he is working on cursive capital letters)
Math-u-see page (review page, he is working on multiplication)
Spelling practice and review of words
Latin exercises (he is learning future tense verb endings - we forgot to do flashcards)
He worked through his 3 Victory Drill book pages.
He also spent about 10 mins. working through fact cards and wrap ups for multiplication practice.

We have virtually abandoned science for the year. We finished everything that I wanted to get through so now we are done. And lets face it.....watching the huge snapping turtle cross the yard the other day is way more exciting than any book lesson.
For history we learned about the 40 years of wilderness wanderings by the Israelites for their failed trust in God. We also read a chapter in Tirzah.

That is about it. Things are winding down here so we are dropping subjects as we finish books. History and Bible will be the last to go (along with math) and we should finish our "year" in May sometime. We will probably take a very short break and then start the next "year" in early June assuming that I have ordered the rest of my books by then. I am also hoping to garner enough energy over the next couple of weeks to finish next years lesson plans :)

I will continue to post what we are doing this week for anyone interested, but to be honest it will probably just be more of the same thing. We aren't very exciting but we are consistent!

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