I promised my 7 yo that I would teach her cursive, and she’s a natural at picking up things, so my hope is that by going back to the basics that she’ll pick up the entire alphabet before the end of the ‘school year’ and be writing somewhat fluently in cursive, although I still want her homework to be done in print! My 4 yo is starting to make leaps and bounds when her confidence is up, so I’m hoping that she’ll focus some more on the rest of her letters (I have a feeling she’ll have to do this another year as well) and writing them correctly. At 4, I don’t expect much, I’m thrilled with what she can do!
7 yo WORKBOOK Cursive letter A, review of $ pages.
4 yo WORKBOOK print letter H, review page of E-H, long/short/tall review, and reading out sight words!
7 yo WORKBOOK Cursive letter B, review of counting by 2, comparing numbers with <>, writing number words, and Pres. Day Crossword.
4 yo WORKBOOK print letter I and J, review page of E-H, top and bottom, what belongs, and reading out sight words!
I finally, finally got the gumption to make ‘from the pouch’ sugar cookies. I’m perfectly capable but our counters had not been clear in a long time, everyone ‘dumps’ their stuff there.. so anyway….I rolled them out and the 7 yo helped to use a glass to cut them into rough egg shapes. Then the 4 yo and 7yo decorated them and put ‘critters’ hatching out of them. Here’s 2 that I did.. I’d been dying to try the edible eyes forever. Got my wish. Ha!
7 yo WORKBOOK Cursive letter C, counting by 3, numbers of family, counting by 5’s review, review of MLK, Jr. and a +/- code page.
4 yo WORKBOOK print letter K and L, things that are the same, things that are ‘in’ vs ‘out’, and reading out sight words!
We also took a short walk and brought in some nature things to view under the microscope. We looked at a flower petal and pollen from a flower, dandelion fluff, and a cross section of a maple seed. Very cool! 4 yo and 2 yo viewing!
7 yo WORKBOOK Cursive letter D, counting by 4, reviewing counting by 10 and 100, learning about types of communication and +/- code page.
4 yo WORKBOOK print letter M and N, above and below, things that are different, and reading out sight words!
KIT- Spring Science video with 3 videoed books and a copy of the first one, In the Small, Small Pond by Fleming
We had a chance to visit a brand new MOMS group and the kids had a BLAST! They were wild, and there were kids about the same ages, including a home schooled 7 yo from a neighboring town! Now my girl knows she is NOT the only one!
4 yo reading together
Chapters 27-31 of James and the Giant Peach by Dahl
7 yo reading
Buffalo Before Breakfast (Magic Tree House) by Osborne
Dolphins at Daybreak (Magic Tree House) by Osborne
The Key to Extraordinary by Lloyd
Good Grief Third Grade by McKenna
The Grim Grotto by Snicket
Hanging in there for the Weekly Wrap up for Homeschooling with the Weird Unsocialized Home schoolers blog!