Sunday, May 20, 2012
Our final day of school consisted of a Chronicles of Narnia marathon where we watched the 3 movies put out by Disney and had a cousin who just graduated from preschool join us. Then we did a math assessment to check for readiness for our new math curriculum that I'm ordering for next year. They cried about the test and during the test because they thought they couldn't do the work. They actually took the exact same exams a month before this and each passed with low passing scores. We worked on their problem areas since we are switching curricula and I really want them to be ready for next year. After all the fuss, they finished the assessments with 94/102 and 90/100. I think they just wanted to be done with brain work.
This past week has been refreshing to me and the house is clean again except our classroom. I kind of fell back on housekeeping as we put in extra long mom-intensive school days to get done a week early. I really want to organize the classroom differently, but am not sure how to do it yet. The kids have each read a few books and are ready for the library's summer reading program. I might take a break from blogging until I prepare for next year or I might come up with some ideas or post our summer activities. I guess that's for us all to find out.
I'm excited to start our next year with curriculum that I think will fit well with my kids and I will have teacher's manuals to help me!!! YAY!
Until next time!
Monday, May 7, 2012
|This picture or one like it can be purchased on Etsy where I snagged it from.|
Well.... it didn't turn out the same, but we learned a few things. Here is what we did.
|Brother's burning ship picture.|
|Sissy's picture of flowers, a butterfly and a cloud.|
Friday, May 4, 2012
Just a shot bragging momma post. I ask the kids to write in their "field trip journals" when we go somewhere. Today we experienced prairie days at our local museum and my 3rd grader decided to make a tipi as was demonstrated by the volunteers. I gave him the supplies that he asked for and he did this one entirely on his own. A job well done!
Thursday, May 3, 2012
We missed ukulele lessons earlier and will miss them tomorrow, but I think that's something we will work on through the summer to keep some form of schedule for us. We've enrolled in 4H as well just in time to do a project for the County Fair. We have baseball that we'll find out more about shortly as well. As for the rest of our summer plans, I am just waiting on the Lord to lay them out for us.
BOOK IT! is taking enrollment for Home Schools now and we got ourselves signed up on the first day. I've been giving the kids punch cards for their reading and they so love reading now that they wouldn't need the reward, but I love encouraging them in this way. It will be nice to give them a reward that I don't have to pay for and yet they will enjoy! GO PIZZA HUT!
We've put in enough hours in the last few weeks that we've knocked 2 1/2 days off the calendar, so done day is May 16th. Then we get a party and program at church that night where the kids present their work to the parents. Double good day!
|After our group prayer on the National Day of Prayer 2012. |
Brother did not want his picture to be taken.