Well, this last quarter wasn't really a quarter, was it? It went by so fast! We're half way done with the school year! It feels like we're just getting started.
Here's what we've been working on:
Language Arts: We're still working on and loving Queens Language Lessons. The lessons are gentle, and Millie seems to be absorbing everything. No tears!
|Samantha likes math, too!|
Read Alouds: This quarter we read Owls in the Family and The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Math: Still plugging away at Saxon 3. We just started doing square roots.
History: Of course, history has been fabulous! We are studying the European's arrival to "the new world". We're using Story of the USA as our spine. Along with the readings in those books, we read Pedro's Journal, We Asked For Nothing (this was an amazing book. I highly recommend it. This book led us to watch several documentaries on Netflix. It was a great topic that the whole family got into), The Double Life of Pocahontas, Sarah Morton's Day, and Three Young Pilgrims. We're also reading and doing projects from Easy Make & Learn Projects: Colonial America.
Spelling: Plugging away with All About Spelling. This is such a fantastic spelling program! We're both learning so much!
Art: She's still taking piano lessons. It's fun to see her progress! We did some handy crafts (although not as many as planned!) at home (doll puppets and card making), saw the Nutcracker ballet, and hit up the Children's Museum once per week to make art in the art room.
Christmas: We spend a lot of time talking about Christmas, and doing service projects, Christmas projects, baking, etc. It was a wonderful, simple, slow paced Christmas this year. I loved it!
That about sums it up! Is there anything I'd change? Yes! I need to up the phy ed a bit. Perhaps we'll get into the outdoor hour again. Oh, nature study has sort of gone by the wayside. At least our Jr. Rangers classes are outdoors. They're so fun!!
What's new for next quarter? Cursive!!