Sunday, October 25, 2009

Catching Up . . .

We have really enjoyed school the last few weeks. We, as some of you, have been fighting illness and once one child is better, another starts. It has been nice for the kids to work on their binders or reading when they feel good and be able to rest when they need to. Here is a quick update:

Opening: we have been a little lazy with our calendar, so need to get back into that grove. We have perfected the Books in the Book of Mormon song and took some time to review the songs the kids will sing in their Sacrament presentation.

Spelling: C9 just completed lesson 43 and C8 just completed lesson 6 in Word Lessons.

Reading: Both C9 and C8 have read through their readers to lessons 13. They are almost finished reading Charlotte's Web. They haven't seemed as excited to read them as I would have hoped, so I asked them why. They both said that since they have seen the movie, it is not as interesting, they know what is going to happen. Hmmm . . . interesting. C4 has been working on recognizing letters by sound and seems to be picking up on them quickly.

Copy Work: The kids spent the time copying and memorizing their parts for their Sacrament Presentation in church.

Family Read: We spent some time reading poems by Edgar R. Quest. They are so fun and the kids love trying to figure out what it is he is trying to portray.

Math: We have had a lot of fun with games and worksheets helping the kids with their math. They love to find out when everyday things involve math and solve them. Next, onto new methods.

History: We have continued reading in our American History Stories and learning about early explorers. We have just finished John Cabbot and son and are now into Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh. The kids find it fascinating that the world was so unknown for such a long time.

Great biographies from the library.

Another fun thing about having everyone home, is we get to come up with some pretty fun things for lunches. I decided to introduce the kids to pigs in a blanket. They LOVED helping make these and eating them. There have already been requests made for them again. They love helping out in the kitchen and I love teaching them to cook and bake.

The finished product, Yum!

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