Sunday, September 14, 2014

Homeschool Week in Review: Week 6

We had a successful school week! We were able to get a lot done and Sugar Plum seems to be understanding and remembering what I'm teaching her. The Charmer seems to be less interested in participating and did great entertaining himself with his toys. Little Man did a lot of sleeping.
 
Sugar Plum'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 the Charmer 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 Sugar Plum 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.
 
The Charmer 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.
 
 
Sugar Plum'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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2 comments:

  1. Is it possible to use some music lessons for her math? Learning rhythms and counting them out and such? Also, love the picture of them sitting in the cave!

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    1. That's a pretty good idea! I'll have to try that with her. She loves music so I don't see how she wouldn't enjoy it.

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