The morning was filled with LEGOs and sliding down the stairs and laundry, so school time ended up being in the afternoon.
We went back to our usual school schedule today after returning yesterday from our week-long vacation. The morning was filled with LEGOs and sliding down the stairs and laundry, so school time ended up being in the afternoon.
Chris got right to work without (much) complaint. I let the younger two entertain each other in a fort the kids built as soon as we got in yesterday. Charlotte protested the most.
Charlotte and Chris do a lot of their work independently, with the exception of Bible, Language Arts, and (for Charlotte) History. Today, Charlotte and I began with Language Arts*. We often sing the Grammar Jingles altogether as the differences between the level 1 and level 3 jingles are minor -- and Boobah loves it.
We made it through English, but after that Char completely lost her marbles when I gave her a journal writing assignment -- which I expected her to find fun.
Today, we didn't struggle through the rest of her work. Instead, she spent some time alone reading Frog and Toad books
She's still learning to spell, so sometimes she's self-conscious about it. Generally, if she has to write something -- on a worksheet for instance, we both write the sentences together. I demonstrate how it should look on my sheet, and she writes the same. Today, we didn't struggle through the rest of her work. Instead, she spent some time alone reading Frog and Toad books -- her favorites.
*For Language Arts we use Shirley English levels 1 and 3. One of our favorite parts of this curriculum is the little ditties you learn to help with remembering grammar definitions. It is much more effective than you think.
A sentence, sentence, sentence is complete, complete, complete when five simple rules it meets, meets, meets...