Friday, March 7, 2008
I have been having a little trouble getting on the ball this week. Things just don't "click" when an important part of our family isn't around. Collin has been in Davis, CA sizing up the University. He has had nothing but great things to report so that is encouraging. He is flying up to see his family in WA today and then will finally be home on Monday. We'll be back to "normal" next week.
As far as lessons go, it was a light week. Magnus continued working in his new Language Lessons for the Very Young book. The copywork included a Robert Frost poem. He enjoyed the poem so much, he has started memorizing it on his own! He completed some pages in his dictionary skills workbook and reviewed his spelling words.
Thane is doing well with his Get Ready for the Code workbooks. He asks to do them. When he takes his time, his handwriting is very good. Magnus has been teaching him how to read the Bob books and he is doing well! Thane is very excited to be blending the phonics sounds he has been learning into words.
We've been keeping busy with our handicrafts (knitting, melted bead craft thingy, drawing, ect.), playing games, reading, hiking, playing outside, and cooking. Lots of learning has taken place without the use of our textbooks and I feel real good about that!
I will say this, Math has not been being done as consistently as I would like. I have had it planned as the last subject of the day, so I am going to change it up a bit and see if that helps. I'll post our new schedule soon.
Thanks for checking in with us. Hope you have a great weekend!