It is Friday again and so it’s time for a review of homeschool. All in all it was a nice, even week and I even took a few pictures, so those will be sprinkled throughout this post. My children did their work with more (or less) enthusiasm. The less was mostly on Makayla’s part for math, but she’s got those 7’s multiplication facts down now I think. We will keep reviewing those while adding the 8’s next week. Joseph and Emma’s reading is moving along nicely. I need to pick a new vowel team to practice next week, I’m not sure which yet. I also think it is about time to officially start Joseph on All About Spelling, and maybe Emma. I have the materials for them already, it is just a matter of getting the habit down. Makayla wrote a few stories and a poem this week while her younger siblings did copywork. Emma seems to be reversing fewer letters, which is progress. Daniel has worked more with air writing. We have also spent time enjoying the many flowers we planted last fall. Daffodils and tulips are up, as are one other kind of flower (can’t remember what it is called) and all are in several colors. The trees have baby leaves growing and plenty of rain to make everything green. Of course, that means the grass needs mowed but it has been too wet to do it. Our garden still lies covered in last year’s dead plants. I hope to corral the children this weekend or next (depending on rain) to clear it out. Then the plan is to let them plant it all this year and see how it goes. We’ve also got berry vines spreading along the fence that we need to trim and redirect so they stay beside the fence. Art and music have been easy. We’re still looking at Van Gogh’s works and listening to Tchaikovsky. Makayla is doing really well in piano lessons and the other children are beginning to ask for lessons.
Okay, my time on the computer is up! How was your week?
This post is linked to the Weekly Wrap-Up.