Yesterday we went to the Spray ground in Milton with our Co-op. After that we went to the library for a "Lego Workshop". We were gone all day so we skipped school. I didn't get ONE picture! Stinks 'eh? Maybe someone will email me some? (hint hint)
So far (I know, right? 2 days?) I feel like we've made pretty good choices for our curriculum for the year. T1 keeps saying "why are we doing Amish English?" Whatever.... he's such a dweeb. It's Rod and Staff and it's a Mennonite and I like it alot. "So HUSH", I say.
The Alpha Omega Horizons math and the Rod and Staff "timed sheets" seems to be going ok for T2. He's less bored and intimidated by the lessons than he was with Saxon. T1 is using Saxon 67 this year. He does very well with it.
Spelling is a mixed bag for us. T2 has R&S 2nd grade spelling. He's working at least at a 3rd grade level everywhere except spelling. He is the WORST speller on the planet. Really. I don't get him, I really don't. He reads like Charlton Heston doing books on tape and can't spell his own name. Whatever. T1 is working out of a workbook that I found up at the Parent Teacher Store in Cross Lanes. It's says it's 7th grade but he can handle it, he's such a good speller. We're also going to study the scripps spelling bee word list this year.
Penmanship is R&S for both this year. Nothin' fancy,, just practice.
I mentioned before that we are studying Botany with Apologia. A+ GREAT book!
We're going to study a lot of history in Co-op this year so we haven't started history yet. Right now I think we'll focus on Botany while we have good weather. History will be better when it's cold.
They are both practicing their instruments of course and we draw a lot. I'd like to get something a bit more organized for art. They'd like it I think. Right now they are working on posters for the NRA's Youth Wildlife Art contest. LINKY
Well, tomorrow is another big day in the 2007-08 school year. Must sleep!