August 31, 2016 by Courtney
This week has gone so well! I know it’s only Wednesday, but I thought I’d share a few things that have happened so far!
We have such a nice routine. We are up by 8:00, I do my Bible study and drink coffee, then shower, then eat breakfast, then we all do chores. We start school at 9:30 and finish by lunch time or shortly after. After we finish, I finish up my chores and the kids play outside! Then I have nothing left to do until we make dinner! So… I either blog, read, take a nap, or watch Gilmore Girls while the kids play outside. Life is good!
The special thing about this week is that the kids are actually telling people that they love school! Levi wants to do extra work, and both the boys’ reading has improved greatly! Levi’s writing has also improved a lot in just 5 weeks.
We also started history for the boys and science this week. It has gone SO well!
Karis absolutely LOVES her history. Every single day she tells me how much she loves it. When I told her that she was going to be using it from now on, she got all giddy!
Levi started the next level in math! He’s officially in first grade math. The other two kids congratulated him as he was jumping up and down!
Ethan and Levi are on level two of Explode the Code. We started at the beginning and are moving through it pretty quickly. They are doing really well!
We listen to this during school. It’s nice and calming (along with my pumpkin candle!).
I’ve been using these readers along with Saxon fluency readers for the boys. I love these, but I wouldn’t buy them again because they were SO expensive! They work well now that I have them. The fact that Ethan can read this means that he has come a LONG way!
Levi’s writing has come a long way in five weeks! This is his copywork from week 1 and week 5.
He did both sentences by choice.
The boys started their new history this week and they’re learning lots!
We also started science this week and they all love it so far! We’re doing our first project Friday!
Karis is learning how to take notes while I’m reading. She’s new to it… this will get better over time :-).
The one thing I will be working with Karis on is writing complete sentences! This will look different in the coming weeks!
I thought I would share what the kids’ spelling looks like because no one ever talks about this particular curriculum. It’s called Building Spelling Skills and it’s by Evan Moor. I really like it and the kids have been doing well with it!