It is already time for our next homeschooling post! This is the time of the month that I give my readers a sneak peek into our homeschool days throughout the month. Telling you what we loved, what we didn’t love and what we added. We are going through My Father’s World First Grade as well as their Kindergarten God’s Creation A to Z.
This month we were full blown focused on school again. We are nearing the end and we can not wait. We’ve had some fun units that the boys enjoyed! I did a little better with taking pictures this time around.
This month we tackled units 20-23. We’ve been faithfully going through the books of the Bible, it’s hard to believe we are nearing the end. We are faithfully adding pictures to our timeline and I really am enjoying the retelling portion after the Bible story. Big Guy tends to not pay attention but knowing he has to retell the story really makes his ears perk up. Maybe I need to start doing that after I give directions, it seems to work so well. 😉
The Bible reader and notebook have increased in length. This has been a source of frustration but after some brainstorming with a local friend we’ve found some different ways to make it fun again. It’s fun to go through the same year and same curriculum with a friend!
In our usual fashion, we skipped all of the food activities. Those are just not my thing.
We had fun with the water science. We are so glad to be into the next book and doing experiments again. The boys also miss the hikes we went on. They’ve recently asked when can we go on another hike.
We learned about bubbles, boats and floating and that water has skin. Any time kids get to play in water makes it an automatic big hit. Enjoy the smiles!
We also moved into learning more about the orchestra and groups of instruments. This is a little less stressful, last month I mentioned it was a complicated activity, this one was more relaxed.
The Little Guy tackled water, penguin, and kangaroo this month. We are super close to being done with this curriculum, I’ve had to slow it back down to 6 days just to spread it out.
He tagged along for all of the science in first grade. I really love the science folder games we use, they make a game out of the concepts we’ve just learned and they can do them independently whenever they want to.
He still loves doing school and he’s finally at the point of “getting” it all. From this point on nothing, new get’s introduced and it’s just reviewing and mastering the latest concepts he’s learned. Concepts such as subtraction, special sounds, and .25c. And of course, he will continue to master his reading skills now that he’s doing so well. Now that we are entering our last quarter it’s hard to believe that I’ve taught another little one to read and do basic math. If I can do, anyone can!