Week number two is finished!
We added Latin to our core subjects this week (adding a bit each week until we’re at full schedule). Right now we’re just reviewing and reciting every day – trying to get our heads back into the game!
The nice thing about starting school slowly is that we can still enjoy the summer weather – our schedule is lose enough that we still have plenty of time. We did notice a few leaves beginning to change color this week – fall is coming.
Our week in pictures…
1. Checking work at the end of the day – we’re working on more independence this year. TJ puts her finished work in a pile and I check it late afternoon. I make note of any issues that may need to be discussed – for the next day’s morning meeting.
2. Reading the instructions in Writing with Skill – a big part of this program is learning to follow directions, something TJ needs to work on.
3. Going on a few word hunts with Brave Writer – we’re using Faltering Ownership for a bit of creative fun (review to come!).
4. TJ’s work and checklist of assignments – to help with personal responsibility TJ records her daily assignments during our morning meeting and uses it to complete her daily work. She’s been dawdling a bit so I think we’re going to start using a timer as well (to help her stay on track).
5. Literature discussion and dictation with The Arrow – TJ and I went through back issues of The Arrow and chose our literature choices for the year. How to Train Your Dragon is one of the books she chose (one of her favorite series’).
Wandering the web….
- Diligence and Scholé from Classically Homeschooling
- Good Reads for the Homeschool Mom from Homegrown Learners
- A Conversation with Cindy Rollins from Ed Snapshots
- Free Squirrel Resource Unit from Lasting Thumbprints
- When your homeschool plans are bigger than your budget from Embracing Destiny
- Quiet Kids & Quiet Parents from My Little Poppies
Piles of books…
We’re reading aloud Little Women (free on Kindle!) this week. We started it early in the summer and we’re just getting back to it again after a busy summer.
What’s happening at The Sunny Patch…
I updated an old post – History with The Story of the World, shared some simple tips for helping middle school kids get organized, share a recipe – chocolate almond no bake energy bites, and a look at what we’ll be using for TJ’s 6th grade year.
Tell me about your week!