Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Day 11

What a morning! This was the first day of school in our new house, and for the first time in our very own school room. I encountered several aha! moments along the way (forgot to put outlet caps in, realized the baby has easy and delicious access to all of my books) and getting Ibis to write out a main idea and details took about as long as drafting the Magna Carta with calligraphy pen and ink well, but we made it through in one piece. I thought Coral was by far the most excited; she got directly to work and was rather disappointed when I confiscated her preschool workbook after she blew through about 10 pages. I have a feeling she could have gone on all day!

working in the new school room! still a few things to hang up but we're almost there

Alexei, Grade 4
math p 67-69 : learn about math properties and addition strategies
spelling p 3-6 : words with short vowels
grammar p 1-4 : sentence structure
read book of choice for 15 minutes (he's about 3/4 through Treasure Island)
science p 30-39 : read about classification of living things, color and label an animal and a plant cell

Alexei colors and labels parts of an animal cell

Ibis, Grade 2
math p 15-18 : add using tables, add three numbers using grouping
reading p 80-86 : read Frog Life Cycle
writing p 14-19 : learn about and write main ideas and details in a paragraph

Ibis writes out the main idea and details of our recent move

Coral, pre-K
color the Cc template
trace and color ovals, circles, diamonds, triangles (she got a bit carried away!)
read together Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? by Dr. Seuss
pretend role play : doctor

Coral at her new personal school table

Hobie ripping my books off the shelf and eating them. Mmmm, Dean Koontz.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing about your homeschooling days. I am starting our year this coming Monday and it's so nice to read about the experiences of others.