Sunday, January 31, 2010

17th Week of School Report

Ram had a funeral Friday morning and afterwards we headed 1 1/2 hours to go shopping. We hadn't been shopping for a month and we were all looking forward to getting out of the house and restocking the cupboards. Saturday I worked on putting everything we bought away and other housekeeping tasks. We had school every day besides Friday and Saturday. We worked really hard on school all of January so I don't feel bad taking off two days. Our babysitter was supposed to come on Tuesday but I canceled because Ram wasn't going to be here and I was too lazy to go get the babysitter and bring her home-it was 4 trips with the Lambs in the cold opening and closing the garage door-even though the babysitter would have helped me with 2 of those trips. I know it wasn't as cold as it was earlier in the month, but I was also a little overwhelmed with Ram having a funeral this week too. It seems like the funerals mess up the entire week and I wanted to get homeschooling in the beginning of the week because we were going to be gone on Friday. Here's what we did accomplish this week:
Math: Worked on lesson 11-easy for Lamb 1, count by twos and triangles and circles. I probably should have him do two lessons a day while it is this easy, but haven't pushed it. He's into routine and we don't do more than one lesson a day in his routine...
Reading: Read more My Book House stories. Read The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge. I had never read it before. It is a great story! We didn't do any FIAR activities with it, just read it. Began memorizing Bed in Summer by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Phonics: Lamb 1 continues to do well in Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading.
Religion: We were working on other subjects this week and we reviewed, but didn't start anything new. It wasn't until I typed this that I realized that! We'll have to do better this week!
Latin: Continue to review in Prima Latina.
Music: Continue to learn the names of musical instruments. I am amazed at how well the Lambs are doing on this.
We just didn't get to much science, history, or art to talk about here.
Language and Thinking for Young Children: We continued to talk about nutrition, traffic signs and things to know while driving (we got out the play mat and cars and talked about how to drive the cars), and practiced counting. Lamb 2 gets distracted so easily that I didn't know if he knew how to count to 100. It took several tries for him to prove to me that he could do it! Lamb 1 had counted to 100 for me a lot before he was Lamb 2's age.
Handwriting: Lamb 2 continues on his worksheets from and he does a little better every day. Lamb 1 finished his review of all the alphabet to make sure he is making the letters correctly. Now we are beginning to review the numbers.
This will be a busy week as we are hosting the area pastors for an Epiphany party on Friday. We will try to get lots of school in after our weekend break and also be cleaning the house to get ready for the party!


Erin said...

Isn't that donna young site great? I use it all the time.

Dakotapam said...

Bed in Summer is our favorite poem we memorized in our home school years! I still quote it to the kids when they are upset about going to bed when it is still light in Bismarck it is light until almost 11 pm in summer!

Joelle said...

how do you like FIAR? I've heard about it from others. I've been thinking of doing it with Audrey next year.

I don't think Audrey can fully get to 100 on her own yet - and she is 4yrs. 4 mos. She gets confused when to do 60,70,80,90 - sometimes she gets the correct one, sometimes she picks another :)

Just saw on your blog feed that someone was on here from Marengo, IL! That is where my parents live now! Just 30 minutes from where I grew up! Very exciting for me to see. If you do know who it is, can you e-mail me or tell me on my blog??? (also answer on there about FIAR)