For the most part, this week was a pretty normal just-doing-our-basic-subjects kind of week. Caraline continues to do a few preschool activities (Flowering Baby) with Jonathan each day, too. We did add a new art curriculum that we absolutely love! And our first Schoolhouse Review (Apologia's Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day) for 2013 is up! Our homeschool is deeply enriched through products we review. I am thankful for that! My hope is that our reviews are helpful and insightful to those of you looking for inspiration and enrichment for your homeschool, too.
Caraline and I are are currently reviewing a multisensory, complete math curriculum called A+ TutorSoft for the Schoolhouse Review Crew. Caraline has a great sense of humor and often draws silly little pictures that showcase her personality. Here she claims to be a little confused about rounding to the nearest hundred on one of her A+ worksheets. She got it right, though! I admire her willingness to always give it a try. (By the way, she looks forward to doing math independently with A+!)
ARTistic Pursuits Vol. 3! We are having the best time with this curriculum. Art is not something I had the opportunity to study growing up. I love that a company has developed a curriculum that can be taught by someone with no artistic ability or background!
|I used these same readers, Frontline Phonics, with Caraline and I look forward to the day I will use them to read along with and to Jonathan, too.|
Also this week, Caraline is busy working on piano pieces she'll be preforming in front of a judge for Federation, and Jonathan is learning to write his name. (He has pretty handwriting for a four year old!) We completed our fourth homeschool co-op class of the semester this week, too! This year is flying by...
And, we've officially had Sandy for one month today! She has grown so much in the past four weeks. (We think she's finally growing into those precious ears of hers, too!) The top picture was taken the night we met her at the vet's office. She was practically skin and bones. The bottom picture was taken last night while practicing loose leash walking with Caraline!
The kids don't know, but next week we have a family field trip planned to the circus! It will be their first time!!!
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