I thought I would report on how homeschool went today to go along with my posted plans, so here is what we did today:
BabyBoy - I did read books to him and everyone played with him. We also talked a lot today, and he jabbered right along. He was in a relatively good mood considering he is in the middle of a double ear infection and a bout of pinkeye(which we are still waiting on insurance approval for medicine for the pinkeye - long, frustrating story).
TagalongGirl and AcrobatBoy- both focused on the number 3 today, one of the numbers neither of them recognize. I worked with them individually today, playing several of the games I mentioned in our plan post. In addition to that we all played Candyland together. That is never dull as taking turns is something we’re still learning to do nicely. Everyone did well counting spaces and remembering their colors, and nobody cried at the end over not being the winner. I’d call that a success. They also listened in to reading book 5 in Felicity, and colored in coloring books.
BigGirl- Today she practiced her spelling list (flag, United, States, America) in cursive. That’s a new thing, as up to now spelling has been in print. She did well and is proud of how nice her cursive is starting to look. Next on the day for her was some grammar. Today she worked with common nouns and proper nouns. First she went through a set of sentences underlining common nouns in blue and proper nouns in red. Then she went through a list of words where she had to write "common" next to common nouns and rewrite proper nouns with the proper capitalization. She did great! We practiced skip counting by 3's again and she did much better remembering what we had tried to memorize yesterday (3 to 33). I already mentioned reading book 5 in Felicity. What I didn’t mention is that BigGirl did some of the reading aloud. Yeah! She’s finally getting comfortable enough to read chapter books to us, instead of just a short paragraph here or there. It has been amazing watching her grow in her reading skills from the very beginning. Besides those activities she played Candyland with everyone and spent 45 minutes in quiet time reading books.
All in all it was a nice, productive day. I had hoped to get some work in on the Felicity lapbook with BigGirl, but we just didn’t get to it today. Maybe tomorrow. She only has a few pieces left to write information in before gluing it all together, so it will be done easily in a day.