This is what our week looked like. It always seems like a lot, but it's definitely manageable. I was so happy that we did finish everything on our list!! Ok..not everything. Joey will continue his Jacob and Esau study for another week, and since Caty was a bit under the weather this week she only did one art project instead of two. Since she painted a snow storm with a toothbrush, she didn't do her "artist" re-creation this week.
Bible - Jacob and Esau
Geography - What are maps? Draw a large map of our house
Art - Dot Painting
Joey and Brayden started their section in Ohio History about Fur Trade in Ohio. We also talked about the French and Indian War, and why this was a definite turning point in the colonists beginning to fight for their independence. We watched most of Last of the Mohicans to go along with this study.
The boys got a little behind on their Scholastic Newsletter. It seems a bit overwhelming for them. I asked them to do question and answer sheets to go with these (that I created). They do not like comprehension questions. I may not do that again for a few weeks. The boys also officially started a new grammar program (watch for the upcoming review), and they seem to like it so far. Brayden finished his George Washington book, and Joey is almost done with his reading.
Lydia started Touch Math Grade 2 (watch for the upcoming review)..She has willingly spent hours, actually begging to do the software side of the program. So watch for our upcoming review next month. She also continued doing All About Spelling Level 1. She did two lessons this week, and did a great job. I actually didn't think we would make it through 1 & 2, but I want to take it slowly, but she really is picking up on hearing the different sounds in a word. Problem is she doesn't remember this when she gets to a word she does not remember. She just freaks out and asks for help. Yep...reading is coming very slowly, but she has made great improvement!
Caty (watch for Caty School posts on Tuesdays), did pretty good this week. I kept lessons short (roughly 15 minutes max) to help with her learning. She is loving the Hooked on Phonics alphabet song!! Hoping this is the program that "speaks" to her and says..."Please yes...continue reading with me...lol" After all we have been through with Lydia, really hoping for an easier route with Caty!
We had so many little projects ..... Lydia learned a little this week about the European Pine Marten that lives in Belgium. I learned that they are cute, yet nasty little critters that force people to wrap their cars at night sometimes in chicken wire to keep them from chewing on important car parts like brake lines!
We also read The First Dog by Jan Brett. Lydia has started Story of the World V. 1 again.
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