One of the many words that can be used to describe homeschooling would be flexibility, and that is exactly what we've had this week! Monday is a normal no-school day, but yesterday turned into ANOTHER no-school day. We just didn't feel like it! Sad, uh? We did a little catch-up work today, in addition to our normal stuff, and hopefully will finish catching up tomorrow. That way we won't be behind. As long as we are learning, right?
I think this week was a major turning point for us. Things are definitely going easier. Mistic has reached the point to where she's doing a lot of the work on her own- once I give the instructions. She is even getting some, um, homework. Cursive to complete before the next day. This seems to go good because she can work it at her own pace and time. Cursive in general has gotten easier for us! So, yeah, I liked week 8!
Our fruit tree is almost full. This week we talked about Faithfulness. There's a Veggie Tales (Rack, Shack and Benny aka Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego) that has a little song that goes "You've got to stand up (stand up, stand up) for what you believe in (believe in, believe in). God! He's the one to back you up! He'll stand with you!" that we enjoyed singing with this lesson. There were a lot of faithful people in the Bible- like Noah, Daniel, and Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. When you are faithful, God will bless you! It was a great lesson!
This week's memory verse was Ephesians 4:32 "And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you." It was kind of long, so we concentrated on the "be ye kind" part!
Our NEW thing this week was adding a calender to our wall. Last trip to Arkansas I picked it up at a Christian store there! It's AWESOME! We get to learn the month, the date of the month, and the DAY of the week! Plus yesterday and tomorrow. Mistic has been SO confused over "tomorrow"! You know, tomorrow never comes! (haha!) I'm hoping this will help. She said her favorite day of the week was Saturday because that's the day we generally get to go for a bike ride, just the two of us. Awwwww!
We learned about numbers 17 and 18 this week. She gets *most* of the teen family right, but it's numbers like 10-13 that she stumbles on. (Anything with a 1 in front is classified a member of the "teen" family- which, I think is stupid! And confusing!) Poor kid... Why could twelve be two-teen like fourteen is four-teen! I guess that's why the make number flashcards!
It was test time again- I think they get a weekly test. I'm proud to say she got a B- and an A (she missed one or she would have had an A+). Boy was she happy with the A!
She got a special award for knowing her short vowel sounds. Who'd have thought a piece of paper would be SO cool! She wants to hang it on her wall. I'm so proud of her!
Faith and AJ
They are pretty easy to do school with. Give them a piece of paper or two and they are happy. AJ's content to count whatever she needs to count and then color and doodle on her paper, the place mats, any school thing sitting near by, the table, the wall, well... you get the picture. I have to watch her like a hawk or she's colored EVERYTHING! She got to use scissors today, which made her pretty happy! Faith is doing really good with tracing and coloring.
Notice in the last picture AJ is more interested in Faith's work than her own!