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Homeschool – Week 5 and 6 in Review

We didn’t do much last week. Ethan wasn’t feeling too well and his attention span was in the negative range. We did lessons 9 and 10 and started the Final Project for MBTP and did lessons 10 and 11 in RSM.

Week 6 was much more productive

Monday – We finished up Concept 1 Unit 1 Final Project in MBTP and completed RSM lesson 12 and 13. I can’t wait to be done with part/wholes I feel like it’s just making everything harder then it has to be. We did a little bit of work with money and Ethan was very excited. One of his favorite things to do is dump out his doggy bank and count up the coins to see how much money is in them.

He also read 3 chapters (28 pages) in Fitch & Chip Who’s Afraid of Granny Wolf? By Lisa Wheeler

Tuesday – We started Concept 1 Unit 2 in Moving Beyond the Page. Ethan has been on a weather kick since he got an email from his grandma this summer that mentioned Hurricane Katrina, so I think he will enjoy the unit. He completed lessons 1 and 2.

He finished Fitch & Chip Who’s Afraid of Granny Wolf? and started When Pigs Fly

Thursday –  We completed Right Start Math Lesson 15 and Moving Beyond the Page Lesson 3. Lesson 3 was a huge fail. We had to take the temperature of 3 glasses of water – ice cold, tap, and hot water. We could only get a thermometer to work for the hot water but Ethan got the point. Fail number two, they wanted Ethan to do an acrostic he was completely overwhelmed and it was way above his level. I felt so bad for him and it was probably the most I’ve helped him since we started school.

Week 4 in review

Last week we completed MBTP lessons 5, 6, 7, and 8 and Right Start Math lessons 8 and 9. We are finishing up our study about environments and habitats. Ethan is pretty into it and likes to get the Animal Habitats book out and just flip through it. I’m still not to keen on the math but Ethan gets it and it seems to be working for him. I’m not a math person so maybe I wouldn’t be happy with any math that we did, who knows.

Week 2 and 3 in review

Ethan worked on the letters h, m, and j and the numbers 0-6 with MBTP and numbers that start on the left for RSM 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7. In MBTP we finished talking about our home as an environment and moved on to habitats. He also completed Headsprout Early Reading during week 2. He was very excited to go and get the Jokers Fun House to go with his Batman Imaginext toys, he slept with it the first night it was very sweet.

Week 1 in review

We have completed the first week of kindergarten. And if you are anything like Craig, yes I do realize it is summer. I think it makes more sense to go ahead and start now so when the weather is tolerable we will be able to go outside and play.

We completed Concept 1 Unit 1 Lessons 1-3 (Lesson 3 is a 2 day lesson and we haven’t done it yet), and Lesson 1 of RightStart Math. So far, it has not taken as long as I expected we are knocking it out in about an hour. We’ve only done Lesson one on RSM because I have managed to misplace the teacher’s manual. (bag over head for that one) I’m okay with that though because I really felt like I was insulting Ethan’s intelligence with lesson 1. The poor thing does addition in his head and I was talking to him about the numbers 1-3. It was basically math we were doing a year ago and this is level B. So when I find the teacher’s manual I need to sit down and figure out where to actually start.

He is enjoying Moving Beyond the Page (MBTP) we are learning about environments and habitats. And again he is bored with the copy work but he does need to work on writing his letters and numbers so we’re powering through that. He is also bothered that we aren’t going in alphabetical order – so far he has done B, H, M. Lesson 1 & 2 focused on maps and our environment and he has been kind of obsessed with maps the last couple of days and is drawing maps for everything.

We need to go to the library and check out some books but since we only have one car at the moment that will have to wait until Saturday.

I think next month we’ll go on a field trip to Fossil Rim. They have a couple of homeschool events coming up and I think we’ll go to this one and maybe this one if I can find someone else to take him. I’m pretty sure there is no way I could remain composed for 2 hours in a room with snakes and tarantulas.