So, not much school done this week, but here we go.
History-Working on our Plains Indians study and free lapbook that I found. We built an indian village using a book that I had found with punchouts. Next week we'll be working on Woodland Indians and starting a few projects.
Science-We did a little about caves on Monday. I was hoping to finish up this week, hopefully today unless we end up at medical again.
Language Arts-TL's having difficulties with the vocabulary program we've started. I think most if it is laziness and he doesn't want to do it. I've also noticed that he struggles when looking words up in the dictionary. He had fifteen to do this week. Towards the end of the list, I noticed improvement so I'm hoping it was just a struggle because he didn't want to do it. Spelling is going well with him. We moved to All About Spelling Level 2 and he seems to be doing better sounding out his words. Learning to spell by syllable is helping alot. He's doing okay with his writing, although it is an issue, mostly because of the spelling. Princess and BugaBug are doing Level 1 spelling and are about halfway through the book. They really enjoy the program. They've been working on some fun Halloween stories this week.
Math-TL is improving his math grade. He was really lazy at the beginning because it was all review and he wasn't careful. After a few bad grades and some new work, he seems to be improving. Princess has finally memorized all her addition facts and can do double and triple digit addition with carrying. We're through the zeros to twos with subtraction. I hope to finally begin multiplication around Thanksgiving. Bug a Bug knows almost all her addition facts-she needs to know the sevens through the nines. She's working on triple digit addition with carrying. Both girls are also doing money review.
Literature-TL is halfway through Twenty-One Balloons. We're reading together. I read a page then he does. I'm trying to determine how his reading is. He doesn't ask me for assistance with words that he doesn't know so I wasn't sure how he was doing. Princess and Bug-a-bug are working on Explode the Code books and Sing Spell Read and Write. Princess is just about done with the program and will move into her Bob Jones soon. I'm toying with allowing Bug-a-bug to do hers at the same time.
Read Alouds-This is one area I've been doing really poorly at. TL and I have one more chapter in a book we started months ago and then I think we will work on The Hobbit. The girls and I are working on the Betsy books. I will be starting Little House in the Big Woods hopefully this next week.
PreK-Little Miss Trouble is learning her shapes. She knows a circle and is learning squares. She knows some of her colors too, thanks to Brown Bear, Brown Bear. I think I read it almost everyday!
Enjoy some photos of our zoo trip!
|The giraffe and all exhibits were super animal friendly.|
|Little Miss Trouble climbed every single rock and wanted her picture taken|
|hanging out with the hippos|
| TL hanging with the monkeys|
|Travis getting a lift from Little Miss Trouble|
|Chunky Monkey wasn't too impressed hanging out in the trees with the monkeys|