Friday, August 10, 2007

2 Weeks of Homeschool Done!

Since the girls were so excited about getting started with school (and Daddy was going to be out of town for a week), we decided to get started even earlier than our planned early start. For the past two weeks, we've been getting up, getting ready, and *learning*. Just to show you haw excited the girls have been, they've both been dressing up, an entirely un-K thing to do. Even K has been dressing often in dresses and skirts for our morning classes.

Our day starts with the pledge, singing (L is usually dancing as well), memory verses, and Bible story. Even L has been memorizing short verses well. We then all sit at the table where I get L started on some easy worksheets and I teach K phonics, writing, and reading, then K does seatwork while I work with L on the letter of the week and the harder worksheets and art projects that are on the schedule. Then (with a lot of encouragement), L goes to play, while I teach Arithmetic, Spelling, Poetry, reading again, and the daily Activity Time where K does all the other subjects and fun stuff rotated by day.

We've been having a lot of fun, especially with teaching preschool since there are tons of art projects and fun things to do. We've painted and made handprints, glued macaroni, made a tug-of-war game, and next class we get to make an alligator out of clay. K generally gets jealous of all the cool stuff that L gets to do. After all, second grade is a bit more serious, though not always. One day we played a game where K hopped all the way to the apartment office answering flashcards. She took her first test yesterday in phonics and scored a 100. Her reading is fabulous, especially after all the practice she's gotten this summer. Her dad challenged her to read 10 chapter books, after which he would take her camping. She finished #9 last night and it anxious to get to the library for a 10th so she can reach her goal.

9 days down and 171 to go!

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