Friday, June 26, 2015

It's Friday

It's also the last Friday in June.  Can you believe this year is half over?  Neither can I.  But with work, lessons and running errands, the days fly by in a blink of an eye.
The kids have just finished up their 4th week of lessons.  They have done pretty darn good and have learned a lot.  Here is a look back at what they have learned:
  • Reading daily for 1/2 hour of their choice.  Both Nick and Sam are reading chapter books now and I love how they are challenging themselves.
  • Reading daily from the Book of Mormon.  They read a 1/2 chapter to a full chapter daily.  Right now they are in Alma 18
  • Daily Grams - Each day, Nick and Sam, work on about 5 different grammar exercises.  They are doing a great job.  They are on Day 19.
  • Science/Zoology - Nick is working on Lesson 3 in Land Animals and Sam is finishing up Lesson 2 in Swimming Creatures.
  • Jump-in - The kids have been writing about inventions.  They chose a specific invention, why they think it is either good or bad and are now trying to convince the reader why they should or should not try the invention.  Their papers should be wrapped up by next week.
  • Foreign Language:  Nick is learning Latin via Lively Latin.  So far, so good.  Sam is learning French via and through a workbook and game via
  • Life of Fred: Decimals and Percents - The kids have done great with this book so far.  They have already crossed two bridges and are now on chapter 13.  (Mom is learning a few things too)
  • Mystery of History Vol 1 - We picked up where we left off last school year and are now working in the 3rd Qtr.  We try to do 3 lessons a week and so far we have been on track.
  • Reading a loud - I have started to read a loud to the kids right before bedtime.  I heard about J. Scott Savage via a facebook/blogger friend.  One of the series by this author is called "Case File 13".  We have already read the first book in the series, 'Zombie Kid' and it was a hit.  We are now working on the second book, 'Making the Team'.  
  • Delight Directed/Free Time - The kids have been busy with Lego creations, painting, baking, reading, playing games (both video and board) and tending to the chickens.
It has been a pretty good and busy month.  

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