My little guy is almost 5 months old and just now I’m starting to feel out of the sleep deprived phase. He’s kind of sleeping through the night now which has helped tremendously! He is starting to play and interact with everyone in the family. It is so fun to see him growing and learning! When he was first born the doctor was concerned about his weight (he was in the 13th percentile). I told her not to worry about it. Last check up he was in the 59% for weight! So that is a big praise!
Now that many people are pausing for summer break, I feel like we are just starting to get back into the groove! We started a new Bible study with The Picture Smart Bible. My goal this year is for my older children to read through the Bible. The Picture Smart Bible is a Bible study that gives an over-view of each book and uses pictures as a way to help remember details. We have just finished Genesis and am loving the format so far.
My 11yr. old daughter completed her first electronics project from EEME. She was so proud of her accomplishment! I’ll have a full post on the experience next week.
My younger children have been busy working on their own “learning”. My 2yr. old and 4yr. old help me get the gardens ready for planting. I found an opened Sunflower seed packet–so it will be interesting to see where these flowers end up blooming! The girls have also been spending lots of time in the sandbox. We added 27 50# bags of sand! We’ll see how much of that is left at the end of summer.
My 6yr. old has been in full-gear with her school work. We are half-way done with WriteShop A. I really enjoy this writing program. In addition, her reading has really taken off in the last month! We are almost done with All About Reading Level 1. We took a break for a couple of months because she hit a road-block and was just frustrated with reading. We picked it back up about a month ago and she has been flying through! She just needed a little time off and now she is confident in her reading.
I picked up several Kumon activity books for my 2yr. old and 4 yr. old to do this summer. They always want to be doing work when their older siblings are working, so I thought they’d enjoy their own “school books” for the summer. My 4yr. old loves the cutting practice and the number workbook. My 2 yr. old has been doing the sticker workbook and a tracing book. I’m not ready to formal curriculum with them yet, so this works for them in the meantime.
Many of my kids just have a couple of subject areas that they need to complete in order to close out our 2012-2013 school year. My goal is to have any formal work (i.e. math & reading etc.) done by lunch so that we can spend most of our time outside! Of course in order to make this happen, I need to start getting myself and kids up a little earlier! That’s my summer school plan! Will you be schooling through the summer?