Friday, February 24, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up 27

Classical Conversations  
was canceled due to the following:

It was gorgeous however not for travel!!

Geography A-Z

MUS Epsilon 12
Reading - Helen Keller
Story twice this week & editing
100 Words list 
Daily Bible Devotional & Reading
Language - Different Types of Sentences
Reading Comprehension Builders 

MUS Beta 15
Writing - 2 stories this week and brain storming.
She is having issues with making a story long and staying on track. So we have  been working on making story webs before writing.
Daily Word Problems
AAS Level 3
Language - Working on sentences. Telling the difference between a question or sentence and telling if its a complete sentence.
Daily Reading
Reading Comprehension Builders

MUS Alpha 16
AAR 1 - Step 3 
AAR is getting harder for him, 
He has been having a harder time this week... 
Daily Writing
Daily Reading
Working on putting a story in order. As in Beginning, Middle and End.
Critical Thinking book for Thinking Skills


We will be taking break for 2 weeks starting Monday. So I will not be posting normally. It will be very scattered. We have a wonderful trip to the Museum planned with the Homeschool Group to see a Mummy Exhibit next Wednesday. Also we will still be having Classical Conversations on Monday and Homeschool Co-op on Tuesday. I have responsibility with those two groups and just because we are "on break" doesn't excuse me! I also think we are going to go on an un-planned beach trip!! Woohoo!! 
We are also going to try to finish our current read aloud during break. I also want to finish my positive mother book!! I've been reading so many different ones I have pushed it to the side! 


Thursday, February 23, 2012

All About Reading Level 1

We have gotten started in Level 1. After completing Pre Level 1 I was really happy with the different logic that it taught. We are on step 3. We have had a lot of fun however I see that this is finally challenging him. He is having to think harder and faster. I see him having to say the sounds out loud more which is something he doesn't like doing. 

However I can finally see his New Year Resolution coming true for him. If you don't read my blog often or maybe missed it. His New Year Resolution was to learn to read this year. I just know he will be so happy with himself at the end of the year! 

Here are a few pictures from our lessons this far:

This is from lesson 2. It was stacking the correct rhyming words together... I wouldn't read them to him he had to try himself! He done great!

This was what we worked on today. Feeding the Monster words! This was real cute. I can see me making up more words for him to use for a while. This was something that gave a little dose of fun to reading the words, You got to feed the Monster! What more can a boy want...

We love All About Reading and All About Spelling which I use with my older kids. This publisher is wonderful. They have a wonderful guarantee so you can't go wrong with trying them! 

My oldest son stuggled many years to spell at all much less good, After using AAS for the last 3 years he has improved so much. He remembers the rules that are taught and really tries to think through the word. My daughter is a natural speller. She flies through her spelling lesson. However she is a very "spell it the way it sounds" girl so the rules help her understand why you spell the way we do! 

If you haven't tried All About Learning... Your really missing out! 


Wordless Wednesday 27


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Earth Worm Study - Complete

The kiddos and I have been learning about Earth Worms. I also decided to do a lapbook at our homeschool coop for my notebook/lapbook class. Besides doing lessons at the coop the kids and I have talked and read several book about worms. We've learned a lot about how they live and how they help our Earth.

We used The Earth Worm Lapbook from Homeschool Share.

Here are a few books we enjoyed over the last 2 weeks: