Sunday, September 14, 2014

Homeschool Week in Review: Week 6

This post was originally published on my old blog. 

We had a successful school week! We were able to get a lot done and Bridget seems to be understanding and remembering what I'm teaching her. George seems to be less interested in participating and did great entertaining himself with his toys. Liam did a lot of sleeping.

Bridget's highlight of the week was finally being able to build a cave! We finished the first chapter of our Story of the World book in which we learned about nomads. We learned that they lived in caves and tents, depending on the climate. We've built many tents in our living room so I thought it'd be fun to make a cave. However, the biggest box we had was the box our globe came in. So I cut out an opening on the side and wrapped the box up loosely with some crumpled brown paper. 

The kids had made some cave drawings (with George being a bit wild these days, I didn't want to attempt having him paint anything) which I put inside the cave for them.

I thought the cave was a bit too small for Bridget but it turned out to be a big hit. She and her little brother were even able to sit in there together! That's about all they could do but it was still a fun activity.

George has been channeling his inner bear lately (growling, walking on all fours, and chasing his sister around the house with his claws up in the air) so he felt quite at home in the cave.

Bridget's handwriting has shown great improvement so we've continued with our math lessons now that I am able to read her numbers more clearly. She absolutely loves math. She's catching on a little too quickly and I'm worried that I may need to buy the next level before the school year is done. I'm hoping the lessons get a bit harder for her so that we can slow down. She wants to keep going after we've done the lesson and completed the work and is rather disappointed when I tell her that we're done with math for the day. I suppose I could be grateful that she enjoys it.


We're both looking forward to a new week with more learning!

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