Friday, July 15, 2011

Review 1

I have set up my school year into 10 day blocks. I think this is a good amount of time to be able to evaluate how things are working so I can make adjustments quickly. The first block has taught me a lot about what is going to work well for the girls this year and things they need, to make things go more smoothly. I am amazed at how much longer our school days are this year but I knew this would be the case when all 4 of my girls were ready to be active students.

Accomplishments in the first 10 day block:

My Father's World
*Completed the first week

Complete Book of Animals
*Horses
*Wolves
*Cats
*Dogs
*Frogs

Astronomy
*Chapter 1

Spelling Power
PF- I3-I8
Butterfly- B3-B9
Ladybug- B6-B11

Math-U-See
PF- passed Epsilon final
Butterfly and Ladybug- Alpha section 9 and 10

Reading
PF- 1-92 of her literature book
Butterfly- read 9 books to me and 3 chapter books on her own
Ladybug- lessons 63-72 (100 easy lessons)

Handwriting without Tears
*each completed 10 lessons

Phonics
Butterfly and Ladybug have almost complete their phonics book and will move to Explode the Code next.
Dragonfly- lessons 1-5 (Phonics pathways)

Preschool
Dragonfly has completed over 60 pages of her complete preschool curriculum book. She has completed all the pages for shapes and colors. She continues to work on handwriting and beginner reading skills.

Piano
PF- Level 2B units 6-9
Butterfly and Ladybug- practice

Art
PF- Drawing camp and water color class
B,L,D- Crafts at Michael's
Dragonfly- Tie-dye T-shirt

Home Ec
All-sewing projects with Grammy.
Working through their new chore charts.
Learning to mince onions.

Field Trips
*Blueberry picking
*Outer banks
*Wright Brother's Museum
*Jockey State Park
*Bodie Island Lighthouse
*Scuppernong River boardwalk nature walk
*Adventure Museum
*Cow Cafe
* Temple's VBS
*YMCA
*Bridgeton Art Festival
*Movie Theater
* Cow Day @CFA

1 comment:

Our Side of the Mountain said...

I've never heard of "blocks" before! It makes sense though! I like to re-evaluate things, especially in the first 2-3 months. Stopping by from Weekly Wrap-up! Have a great year!