Monday, August 07, 2006

Week 2 of school begins

Today we added Grammar and Picture Study to our schedule. I also worked with Reece. We worked in her First Steps to Building Thinking Skills and she loves it still! We finished entire sections! I suspect she'll be finished with this book before preschool starts back! :)

Riley resumed First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind for Grammar, and that went smoothly as usual. In math, she was actually stumped on her assignment! It's kind of neat! After I explained what they were looking for, she didn't have trouble! Riley started reading Ellen Tebbits for her free reading.

Austin started Rod and Staff English, 4th grade. Today's lesson was just an introduction (actually I combined the first 2 lessons) and a review of last year. Tomorrow will be the first lesson where he has a written assignment to go with it. Math went well... he only missed two. Still he was very upset. :( His reading workbook page had him completely stumped. He was to read a story, and then answer questions such as "How does the author let you know that the Professor is untidy?" Totally threw him for a curve. But that's good! That's what I was hoping to find in a reading program for him! He doesn't intuitively get that when you read "The professor absentmindedly tossed his jacket on the floor" that means he is untidy. Or you can deduce from reading "Mack asked the professor with a yawn if they could try a different project" that is means that Mack is bored. Those aren't the actual sentences word-for-word, but you can get the gist of it! Austin started reading "The Toothpaste Millionaire" for free reading!

I started a few new things today to help with the organization and flow of our homeschool day, but I'll have to talk about those tomorrow! I started this post hours ago, and forgot that I put it aside when the phone rang! :) It's too late to get into it now!

1 comment:

Maggs said...

Pearls a gift of love which she will adore and pass down the generations. Give her pearls for Christmas!