Well, the girls are getting bored with all this “preschool” work we’ve done the last year and a half or so.
They think they’re “big girls” now and ready to move on to bigger and better things. Real Work. I am streeeeetching out everything I can for a couple more months before I officially start A Beka K.
So…I downloaded Funnix back when it was free, in January, I think. I ordered the workbooks because my youngest daughter, Katherine, really enjoyed it when I showed it to her. We’ve been doing other things until last week when I really got Victoria and Katherine into a schedule of sorts with watching the show and completing the pages. They love it and I feel lots better about their progress with reading now. I have them take turns on my computer in the mornings after our family time (usually when Bubba is taking his morning nap). And, duh, I just realized that it is essentially the same program as Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. So, it’s really great then.
The base had a deployment day for the kids to learn about what our troops are doing Over There. They had a checklist just like out-processing and saw military dogs and an EOD team with a robot. Katie was rather upset that Daddy was not there. I guess there was some confusion when I told her what we were going to do. He doesn’t get to come home for two and a half more months.
Tori and Katie were thrilled to get to sit up in a 5 ton truck.
For Tapestry of Grace, we reviewed Creation through Noah’s Ark in Bible and HIStory. We made creation collage books. I’ve started the girls on notebooking and it’s just awesome. It’s all pictorial right now, but we will progress to writing captions next year, I’m sure. And they love maps, thanks to Dora. ;) We color a map each week based on what we are studying. Labeling will come in time.
So, now we need to step it up with math and science…they listen to me or Elizabeth read from Exploring Creation Human Anatomy, but they’re not real interested sometimes. I’ve given them science crafts and work to do from Scholastic eBooks I’ve bought when they have those super $1 sales.