This week we started Sea and Sky, and we are all enjoying it immensely. In addition we continued with all our other subjects, and we seem to have gotten quite a bit done this week.
For math he worked on lessons 25 and 26 in Math U See and continued working through Singapore 1B. Everything is still very easy for him, and I am debating what we should do next year. He definitely needs more of a challenge in this area.
In language arts I started him on ETC 5, and he is doing so much better with this book. Book 4 was a disaster, so we are just going to skip it for the time being. Decca also continued working through his Language Lessons, and he should be done with this book within a few weeks. We picked his Latin back up and are on lesson 12 in it. We will probably be doing Latin throughout the summer.
Tru is nearing the end of his decimal work in his Singapore book, and he is a little sad, as he really liked decimals. Luckily his next Life of Fred book is decimals, so he will have plenty of time to work with them. Speaking of Life of Fred, Tru got through lesson 21 this week, and his math is getting stronger everyday because of this program. I am very impressed with it, and I think when he gets to the pre-algebra book (probably in about six months or so) we will use it as our primary math program. I am hoping I won’t need to supplement the program at that point.
Tru also began his Latin back up (Autry is joining him after school), and we started over and did a quick review this week of the first five lessons. Next week we will start with lesson 6, and hopefully we will get back on track. Tru isn’t doing much else in Language Arts right now (besides reading) because he finished his program for the year already. He will probably be beginning K12 LA sometime next week.
We did our first whole week of Sea and Sky. We are only using the guide as a jumping off point, and it is working out wonderfully. I am trying to plan more crafts (which I hate!) for Decca, and so we started off with one I found online. The kids used their hands to make a jellyfish. Corny I know, but they seemed to like it.
We started reading Revenge of The Whale, and we began studying the ocean and ships. We are using several of the books recommended by Winter Promise, but I have also substituted and added some books . Two books that we are enjoying a great deal are Ocean and Chased By Sea Monsters. The kids can sit and look at these books for hours!
We ended the week with a quick trip down at Crystal Cove. I was hoping we would be able to explore the tide pools, but unfortunately I forgot to check when low tide was, and we went right at high tide (mental note to self: just because you think it is low tide, doesn’t mean it is). We had fun anyway, and we talked about all we had learned in our studies, so that was great. Decca gave me a whole speech on why the water appears blue to us even though it is not. I was impressed by how much he has picked up already. And that is our week in review.
We went to a rocky beach...
and saw lots of seaweed...
and a California quail.
It was a great way to spend a school day!