- Math started out strong but slid to a crawl once we hit January. To change things up a bit, I turned to Life With Fred - Edgewood and had the kids read a lot of living math books.
- Spelling also started strong at the beginning and then, again, slid to a stop. Changing things up again, I ordered Sequential Spelling 1 to have on hand. This didn't help much, but it is here just in case.
- Reading was a success for both Nick and Sam. I set a goal for each of them...to read at least 1 chapter book a month. They went above and beyond that goal.
- Delight Directed: A lot of sewing, knitting, cooking, building with legos, reading, creating spaceships, painting, writing and illustrating books, etc.
Nick has completed his end-of-year evaluation and Sam will complete hers this weekend. In NH, we have a couple of options for end-of-year evaluations...portfolio review, standardized testing, or making arrangements to have an oral review. This year I chose the standardized test (CAT-5), which can be administered at home. I will be mailing in the tested material next Monday and will wait patiently for the results.
A project was started this past week...building a chicken coop with dad. We are planning on getting chickens and will be raising them from eggs on up. This will be a great learning experience for all of us.