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some of Little Brother’s recent school work

Little Brother is 5.5 years old and doing preK 4/5 this year as his fine motor is just not ready for Kindy without a lot of frustration   I see no reason to rush.  He has fun.

Little recent school work (1) Little recent school work (2)

Little recent school work (5)

Little recent school work (6)

Little recent school work (7)


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School 5.13.13

big writting 5.13.13

boys working 5.13.13

little phonics 5.13.13

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schooling today and in the Spring

I have ordered a few things for Spring semester here.

We will be starting a formal spelling.  I had wanted to wait till we got a start on phonics and reading before we started spelling, and I have also been looking for a spelling program that built on phonics rules (rather than random words from a weekly story or something).  I have settled on How To Teach Spelling.

It presents a systematic, phonetic method of teaching and learning spelling

I have ordered the teachers manual and the first worktext

I had a full science curriculum picked out for this year.  However, with packing up the house, moving here, living in temporary housing, and looking at moving in late February into another

rental in another state, still dealing with the house too; I have not bought it, or dived into a full science curriculum.  I did just order a science work book off amazon.com so that we can so some science Spring semester.  I got a Cut and Paste Science book.

Topics covered include: Matter, Magnets, Simple Machines, Electricity, Weather, Seasons, Rocks & Layers of the Earth, Volcanoes, Day and Night, The Water Cycle, Plants, Animals, Insects, Life Cycles, The Five Senses, and The Food Pyramid.

I thought it would be a nice, easy to handle, look at science to get us though the rest of the year.

I also ordered:  Ready-Set-Learn: Word Games Grd 1.   Big Brother has really enjoyed the two logic puzzle books we have

done, so I thought this would be right up his ally.  In that same vein I also ordered Ready-Set-Learn: Math Puzzles and Games.

i have a few more changes for the Spring semester, but I think I have all my shopping done.

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April 2012 pictures

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Sppring Break 2012 #3 — SCHOOL

Yes, school.  Going a full week with no “school” is just not realistic.  Big Brother is really enjoying geography; and we had planned to make a map of our yard so we decided to do this as a group activities with our visiting friends.

We made it a two day project.  The first day we quickly reviewed what a map is, what it is used for, and how we get maps.  I wanted the kids to realize for us to have a map of the road between Grandpa’s and us, someone has to travel it and make the map.  I lead them in collecting data for our map of the yard and house.  We measured the number of steps it took to go from location to location (from one end of the house to the other, from the house to the tree, and so on).  Later the Other Momma and I sat down and made a trial map and decided to divide all our numbers by 2, first of all that made the map fit the page better, and that also allow us to have the kids creat a key noting the scale of the map.  On the second day Other Momma made the actual maps with the kids; taking them step by step though all the data we had collected.

YES, yes I did the entire project as Super Teacher!!


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March 2012 Trip to Kansas

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hard working boys



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