It is great to be nearing the end of the school year. Tru is done with his state testing, and this always seems to mark the beginning of the end for us. We begin to wind down and go into summer mode. This year we will be learning all through summer, but we do switch gears. Mostly we will do some math, Latin, and reading. Everything else will start back up in August.
This week Tru continued learning about America in the 1950’s. He is studying about the culture of the 50’s, and he is learning about the civil rights movement. We read a biography on Rosa Parks that was very interesting, and we read about Martin Luther King Jr. It has been a great week in history.
Tru continued with Life of Fred Fractions and Singapore Math. He should be finished with both books sometime this summer. He is still enjoying Life of Fred, and I am sure he will work through this series until the end.
Tru has finished all his Language Art books for the year, so he is spending his time watching all the grammar videos on BrainPop and doing the worksheets and quizzes that they have. Decca watches the BrainPop videos with him, as they are so much fun. To see a free video on main idea click here.
My mom found a great book to read to Tru, and they are both enjoying it immensely. I haven’t read it yet, but I thought I would recommend it to everyone based on their enthusiasm. The book, by Ted Bell, is called
Nick of Time, and it is an action adventure book that takes place in England in 1939. The character, Nick, and his sister Katie live in a lighthouse on one of the channel islands. The book includes a time machine, a sail boat, and Nazis. Very exciting indeed!
Decca has been working hard on his school this year. He is on lesson 22 in Math U See, and is almost done with his Singapore 1B book. He moved on to Explode the Code 5 which he likes better than the ETC4, so I am happy about that. He has discovered a new series of books he loves and is reading them with my mom. It is called The High-Rise Private Eyes, and it seems to be a little more challenging to read than his other books. I am happy he has discovered it!