~What We are Reading~
Me: A Biblical Home Education by Ruth Beechick
Bear: Of Mice and Men
Noodle: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
I don't like saying we are behind, but it is the word a lot of homeschoolers can relate to. Technically, since we school year round, we aren't all that behind, but this is our 11th week of this 50 week school year and we are only finishing Week 5 of our Tapestry of Grace history studies. Mainly because we are having fun with the WWI topic, but also because history tends to be the last thing we get to when things get hectic.
Speaking of things getting hectic, this week was no exception. We didn't have any field trips this week, but for some reason I feel like we were running all week. All the basics got covered this week, but not much else.
We are still enjoying the Kay Arthur books and as luck would have it, I found two more of them at Half Price Books, on clearance for just fifty cents each! They are like new!
Noodle is really struggling with multiple digit multiplying and keeping track of his place value columns, so we spent some time this week practicing those. He learned a good shortcut too for when multiplying by numbers ending in zero. That has helped. Also he did a review, missed several and then did his corrections.
For grammar we are still covering adjectives, sentence diagramming with adjectives, and properly using and identifying quotation marks. He is having a hard time with the quotation marks, which surprises me. I thought since he reads so much that they would be a no-brainer for him, but something just isn't clicking.
He has told me recently that he likes workbooks again, so I ordered a select few of the Christian Light Publications LA Booklets for Grade 3 and 4. I chose them based on their Scope & Sequence. We will continue Rod and Staff oral exercises and he will have some work books to do as well. He also loves doing the Rod and Staff worksheets.
This week is covering words with the /u/ sound using u and oo. We are on Lesson 9 of Rod and Staff Spelling 4.
We read more about WWI Aircraft, the Treaty of Versailles and Noodle took the TOG Vocabulary Evaluation (test).
Noodle goes to Grandma's two half days a week to do his school work while Bear and I go to community college classes in a nearby town. While at Grandma's he does skill sheets, fact finding sheets, analogies, Wordly Wise, Explode the Code Book 8, map skills, memory work practice , worksheets from various Evan Moor type workbooks that I have collected over the years and also math drill sheets. They are assignments that Grandma can handle supervising and he likes most of them. He also does online work on Time4Learning and IXL.com as well. Also, Grandma is easy and will do the writing for him when he gives her the answers.
Halloween, of course was this week. Noodle made his costume this year. Isn't he the cutest box of popcorn you have ever seen??