Here's a summary of what we've been working on the past few months:
Phy Ed - This was the area that I needed to work on because we didn't do much of anything in 1st quarter. I'm happy with our progress in 2nd quarter! She has been taking skating lessons at the St. Paul Figure Skating club once a week. We've also been doing our normal walks, plus ice skating at the outdoor rink and swimming. My goal was to do PE twice per week (because that's slightly more than she did at public school. Yes, I'm comparing).
Reading - I've found that Millie can read slightly more advanced books than I thought if she reads quietly to herself. I ask questions about what she's read, and she is comprehending the books. If we read out loud however, she gets hung up on words, and needs to work on her speed and expression. I should have been having her read out loud more than I have been, so that's something I need to work on next quarter.
Grammar - We're still using Grammar 2 from BJU Press and loving it! We're moving at a much slower clip than I had anticipated, but this is a subject that Millie needs more help in. I'm glad to be able to spend more time here because she needs the extra help. In fact, when it came to learning about common and proper nouns, we did the work from the book, printed the extra worksheets from the Grammar 2 CD, printed worksheets from superteacher.com, AND from the BrainQuest 2 workbook. I think she finally got it!
Spelling - Same old, same old. We're doing 12 words per week. She writes the words, plus does an activity with them each week (word search, word scramble, alphabetizing, etc). I quiz her each day and she writes the words she gets wrong 5 times each.
Math - She's cruising along in her Saxon 2 math book. I also started having her do XtraMath.com to help her identify addition facts quickly.
Science - We touched on animals/culture/geography in South America and Australia, and learned about our body's functions (lungs, blood, heart, nerves, hearing, sight, etc). We did a lot of really cool experiments during that unit!
The "S" word - Millie has been seeing her friends at least twice per week, either during co-op activities,
play dates, church, skating class, etc.
That about sums up what we've been busy doing for the past couple months! Is there anything I'd like to change? Of course! I'd like Millie to see her friends at least twice during the week, not including skating or church. Fridays are a given, but I would like to get her out to a class of some sort at least one other time. I'm having socialization guilt. I'd also like to keep up with and increase our physical activities. Maybe a goal of 3 activities per week would satisfy me :)