The past few weeks of homeschool have been great! We are on week 22 of Sonlight, I think. This week we started reading The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook. I have been anticipating this book ALL YEAR and I am so glad we are finally reading it. It is precious, and the kids love it. The chapters are plenty long to have good content, but not too long for their attention. Of course the Lady would listen to me read all day, but even at 2 Mister will sit for quite some time!
Lexie is reading “qu” words this week in AAR, so she was very excited when I told her she can read more four letter words. =) She has been doing really well reading short phrases fluently for practice, and is reading the AAR Level 1 readers great! I love watching her progress; it is so fun for both of us. She is also ALL about writing letters to friends and family. Every day she comes to me with a letter she has written that she wants to send off to someone- this past week it was her cousin Emily, and her friends here in York. Last week she made cards and pictures for her gymnastics teacher .. so this is a big interest for her that we are following. She takes her time, sounding out each word and writing the sound she hears.
In math she has been introduced to simple number lines and graphing, nothing too hard. We are still working on writing numbers; honestly we don’t focus on math a lot at this point. But that is okay, she’s four. We aren’t in a rush to tackle everything!
Her interests are in reading, writing, and art right now.
Max joins us for learning time each day; he usually chooses to color with markers or sort by color- which he is still obsessed with. I am trying to do short structured activities with him a few times a week, if he is interested. He usually is. We also read Max’s Before Five in A Row book each day, which makes him feel pretty special. I am not sure which book we will read through next week. We have spent two weeks reading the Snowy Day and doing activities for it.
This past week we read a book about the universe and solar system; so for science we will be learning about the solar system and planets. I cannot WAIT to study this; obviously we won’t be going in depth like we would if she were in 7th grade, but we will be learning lots of great things!
Our memory work is a poem from The Children’s Book of Virtues; this is a beautiful book included in our Sonlight reading, but I highly recommend it for everyone with children! The kids LOVE this book. Mister is joining us for memory work also and does a really great job with each poem/verse.
This coming week we will be making Valentines to mail out and continuing our Sonlight books. We have spent a lot of time outside this month (January) as it has been unseasonably warm- in the 50s and 60s almost every day for the last 3 weeks. Then this morning, we woke up to snow!
I can’t believe it is already February- we have so much left I want to do, read, and learn with the kids before the really warm weather gets here and we are outside all day. Better get to planning!