Sunday, February 6, 2011

Our week in review

I don't often do a review of our week.I don't post often enough to do a weekly review lol! But I used my camera a bit this week and thought it would be nice to post them.

School is moving along great in some area’s and slow in others. History and science are still everyone's favorites and we cover  A LOT each week. Math is sailing smoothly too. Justin my kindergartener moved up from math k to 1st grade level on his mathletics membership after only having it for a month! I’m glad he is grasping math so well.His older brother does too.On a scale of 1 to 10. 1 meaning I love it and 10 meaning its the worst.Math for me is a 10!So its very nice to see them “get it” so easily.

I am learning more and more that each child is different. My oldest learned to read very quickly and easily. My second son however is … not struggling per se but really taking his time. I mean turtle time here! He can sound out simple words and read simple stories.But as far as progressing to harder words there really isn't much progress at all. I am really glad to be homeschooling so that I can give him all the time and support he needs to process what he has learned and get ready for what's to come.

I am also excited and nervous about the fact that I will be homeschooling three kids FAR sooner than I had anticipated! Both of our sons started to show an interest in and a long enough attention span for schooling right around 6. I assumed (silly me!) that my third child and first daughter Hannah would be the same!Since she is three I figured that would give me three more years till she would be homeschooling! WELL that is just not going to happen! Hannah can already identify and tell you the sound of all the letters,she will look over my shoulder as I read and start sounding out the words(although at this point she doesn't know that's what she is doing).She asks to sit and do  school with her brothers and can sit AS LONG if not longer than both! 

Aside from the general school update here are some pictures from our week

100_7836 Here is Isaiah having quiet reading time in the closet!Since our boys share a room,when they need quiet time alone we send them to the large hall closet.

100_7837 This is Justins word wall.We have some site words, blends and other things we are practicing on there.

100_7841 Isaiah’s lego alien space station

100_7845 Hannahs new zhu zhu pet I have named Evil. To understand why I named it Evil look below

100_7850 Thats the hair that got ripped out of Hannahs head by Evil the Zhu Zhu pet. I honestly didnt think to tell her to keep it off her head!

100_7849 Hannah and Alyssa playing cards ;0)

100_7851 Hannah eating breakfast…

And last but not least

100_7863 Everyone out back getting a lesson in fire building from dad.

I hope you have had a great week too!


Anonymous said...

I know when I was out there Hannah sounded could tell me the sound of every letter I showed her. My grandchildren are BRILLIANT! Every one in their own way.

Jennifer said...

Sounds like a great week! :)