I picked up Kumon's Book of Easy Crafts last week and when we aren't eating a meal or working on school subjects, half the table is covered in bits of paper, glue sticks, scissors, and half-finished projects. I might have to hide this book so it lasts a few weeks at least!
Math: Working through RightStart (lessons 26-29) – focusing on place value to the thousands. It's slow going but TJ is beginning to understand it. Love the abacus tiles and place value cards!
Spelling: TJ wanted worksheets this week so she did lesson 21 in Spelling Workout. We've reached step 16 in All About Spelling 1 – the first lesson introducing letters C and K and the rules applying to each. A question for those of you who have used AAS – If your child has a hard time remembering how to apply the rules for C and K do you stay on these lessons or move on and just review the rules?
Grammar: We just covered one lesson in First Language Lessons this week. I'm not too concerned, though. I've been skipping a few lessons here and there since TJ isn't having any difficulties with learning about nouns (and there are MANY lessons on nouns!).
Writing With Ease: We're in our second week of this program – no problems. I love how simple it is!
History: We finished chapter 1 in Story of the World. I've added in some reading from the DK Children's Illustrated Bible. I love the historical pictures and information they share in the sidebars.
Our project this week is to do an excavation in the back yard but our warm, sunny weather disappeared and has been replaced by cold and wet so I'm waiting until tomorrow and hoping that the weather warms up a bit.
Science: We've almost finished our study of the human body. This week's lesson is about the lungs. We haven't gotten to it yet – planning to do that tomorrow too!
French: I love Mission ABC! TJ loves her workbooks, listening to the audio, and following the directions. Simple to teach!
Reading: Our evening read-aloud is More Stories from Grandma's Attic. We've had many busy and late nights so haven't had much bedtime reading this week. We finished listening to Stuart Little and started Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for our breakfast listening. TJ is reading What Am I? from All About Reading.