So here is our breakdown
Princess in using Math U See Delta and doing great
Little Man is using a add/substract work book and we are just beginning to explain multiplication concepts to him.
both kids finished their respective Easy grammar book and are almost finished with their Writing spectrum book (only one more chapter each) My daughter has really taken off this year with her writing and showing more creative writing skills.
I have decided this year we will be trying the IEW program so getting ready to order it.
We had been doing science with another Homeschooling family and we made it thru the Real Science 4 Kids chemistry book and up to chapter 6 in the physics book. We will resume the physics book this September with our friends. In the mean time the kids and I are working on Animal Classification and are completing a lap book on this subject. My husband found a great Ipad app on Animal classification that we are using. I am also using Montessori handouts that I found and putting together my own course for this subject. I am also using the Real Science 4 kids text book but skipping the lab as I found other things that we are using instead.
We have been studying Tanzania. We are fortunate to be visiting this country in the fall and are learning all we can about this country and the people. In addition we did a study on Jane Goodall and her research with Chimpanzees in Gombe National park in Tanzania
We are now working with a friend weekly on basic art concepts. My friend is an art teacher and is helping the children and I learn art vocabulary and concepts. In addition we are continuing to work with the Meet the master program...We are just beginning to study Winslow Homer and complete an art project
Kids are continuing with their Piano lessons and have just passed their level one test on the piano. We will begin working on level two piano skills with their instructor and are preparing for a summer concert in 2 weeks.
We are continuing with our study on WWI, by reading books and watching documentaries. We plan on taking a trip through France soon to see some of the WWI sites. We are also working on a Lap book on the Olympics the history of and of course the London 2012 lap book from Hands of a Child. I have found many extra free resources on the web.
Kids are continuing to take swim lessons, martial arts and horse riding lessons.
The kids have been reading books of their choice for the past several months and are completing the summer reading program with the base library
Princess is reading every book she can find by the author Erin Hunter, whereas,
Little Man is enjoying the Andrew Lost series by JC Greenburg (we have downloaded all 18 books onto his kindle and he is spurting off scientific facts every day)
I have been reading the Hunger Games Trilogy books in my free time
Extra curricular activities include
The only 2 things that we have fallen behind in are our Spanish and All About Spelling lessons
I have been behind on these two subjects all year:(
|Kids working on the Animal Classification cards I found online|