Monday, July 29, 2013

K-4 - Week 2

This week started off much better because we could actually work at the dining room table.  It is easier for Josh to work there and, while he is working on something, it allows me a little more freedom to switch laundry, get snacks, or even work on stuff for future weeks of school.  Being confined to his bedroom last week for class was a little . .. boring. (at least for me HA!)

This week our main focus was review of numbers, colors and shapes. All of our basic curriculum from this week comes from  Confessions of a Homeschooler.

Here are a few snapshots from our week.

 Josh loved using the little white frogs to do counting.  I picked them up over a year ago and never used them . . .I needed something to use for counting and remembered these little fun frogs.  They were a huge hit!
 We did clothespin matching again this week with numbers instead of letters.
 More counting practice - this time with Cheerios :-)  Don't you love Nate's face in the background - it made me laugh when I took the photo too.

Learning how to spell the numbers was fun too.  Great review of both counting and lowercase letters.
 Josh, working on his Daily Notebook.  He loves this part of our day (the first thing we do) because He can do most of it by himself.
This week we are reviewing shapes and colors so we used our shape pieces to match a pattern board from the curriculum.  Nate had to sit and watch - he is so ready to start school I almost feel bad for him!!

We ended our week on Thursday since we plowed through our review lessons this week.  It helps that Josh is pretty confident with his numbers (1-20), colors and shapes.  Our last game was a dice game where he had to throw the 2 die, count how many dots were showing and then find that number on the game board.  Needless to say, the boys had a lot of fun throwing the dice around.  So, this week, we don't have school on Friday which is actually where I would like to be with lesson plans in September since we will be attending Friday School with a local homeschool group.  :-)

On another note, I've been making lists lately - lists of things I need to get done before we start school with all three boys right after Labor Day.  Everything from the last pieces of our curriculum, to our schedule, to workboxes to binders.  Lots of final details to throw together over the next few weeks!

1 comment:

Jolanthe Erb said...

Hang in there! You'll get it all done. :) Hope you have fun working on all of your plans too. I'm sure you all with have a wonderful year.