Another week down and things continue to go well! I can’t believe it’s been two weeks already. I wonder if the whole year will fly by like this. We actually took today off (Friday) because we felt like it, and we are leaving town tomorrow and I needed to get things in order and packed up. Its really nice to be able to just take the day off although I do feel a little bit guilty about it to be honest. That is something that I need to work on obviously. We did make a Bee Sting Cake for my mother in law’s birthday, and they played and built things with Legos all morning. So I guess they did use their brains to some degree. They are getting better and better at knowing their measurements and how to measure everything properly. Its pretty cool to see that they almost know what they are doing when it comes to baking. They are also becoming quite the Lego builders, which we all know definitely requires your imagination and many other skills to actually make something.
As far as the rest of the week goes, Hailey is coming around more and more, with only one day this week where she gave me a hard time. The rest of the days she was a willing participant for all of the subjects and activities. We continued learning and practicing our four processes more, finishing out our two week math block. Lilly pretty much knows her 2 times tables and her 2’s skip counting. Hailey has improved her 2’s skip counting quite a bit but still needs a lot of practice. When she learns them, then her tables will come to her. They are also good with division when using our tree drawings and acorns to separate them into groups.
We also continued working on our My Body project, learning about our kidneys, bladder, pancreas, spleen, and gall bladder. We colored the organs and glued them on our body drawings. They’re really coming together and looking cool. We continued our cursive writing, learning the letter B and C. The girls are getting the hang of it more as well. We started our study on Australia too, by coloring the map and flag, and watching videos on the Great Barrier Reef. They were all very interested in the Great Barrier Reef, so I plan on doing an art project with them about it. As the weeks go on I hope they remain interested in it and if so, we will learn about the Aborigines, make a boomerang, learn about the common animals found in Australia, and make a Pavlova and fairy bread. Who knew Pavlova’s were Australian? I figured it was French or something, considering it was named after a famous ballerina. Anyways, that’s the plan, so I’m excited for that!
We are still reading The Little House in the Big Woods, and their interest waivers. I have been reading it to them during snack or lunch time as they are the quietest while they eat (hah!). Lilly shows the most interest, but I will keep going. We also started listening to Sparkle Stories’ audio stories on the computer. I may change our subscription to the Fairy one because the girls didn’t seem interested in the Willowbee Tree stories. We will give it another go next week and then I will make my decision then.
The girls are also reading the McGuffey Eclectic Reader to me still and are also doing pretty well with it. I like how they introduce similar words during the same stories and built on difficulty as they move from story to story. It is easing them into it which doesn’t overwhelm them so much.
That’s it for now, I will check back in next week!