Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wednesday Reflections and Fighting Sick Minions

Hello, friends. As I type this morning, my body feels as if it won't be able to sit up much longer. :( Sickness seems to be flying around our city like crazy and I am really feeling it today. So, I thought I would give a quick update on our homeschool progress.

NatNat (3rd)- currently working on graphing (bar graphs, plot graphs, circle graphs, pictographs) I love working with graphs as I am a very visual person. :) Expect to see a unit on graphing soon! She is also working with the parts of sentences and writing a letter. I am so pleased with how she is doing this year. She has really flourished and I am excited to watch her growth.

Em (6th)- currently working with lowest common multiples and factor trees. Greatest common factors and lowest common multiples can be a bit hard to grasp without getting them confused; but, we are having a pretty good time with it.  I LOVED doing factor trees when I was her age so it is fun to do them again. She is also working with sentence structure and labeling. Let me just say, predicate nouns and predicate adjectives boggle my brain sometimes! lol

Lillee- currently working on the letter A and the letter R. She has been recognizing them on signs, etc, so this is exciting for me. She is also counting up to 10 while pointing to objects. She has finally been understanding the 1:1 ratio. lol  She is also coloring (she has fantastic eye/hand coordination) and has mastered naming most of her colors. Her imaginative play has expanded and she is much more willing to play on her own. This definitely helps while the girls are working in school.

All in all, this has been a very successful year. The girls are not behind and seem to be grasping the concepts well. I still do not regret the semester schedule and I think it has really allowed more opportunities to spend time together and increase their time in other areas, like HOME EC! lol Chores are being completed, usually without grumbling, and my girls made the most fantastic, melt in your mouth, cupcakes I have eaten in a long while all while I rested in my chair. *sigh* Gotta love it!

Now, I am off to rest and see if I can fight back the evil minions that seem to be wanting to make me sick. Happy blogging!


2 comments :

  1. I just wanted to stop by and say hello. I am new to the blogging world and I am your newest follower. Your family is adorable...can't wait to get to know you all better. Take care.

    Stephanie Ann
    Sparkling in Third Grade

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  2. Thanks Stephanie for dropping by!! I am your newest follower. :)

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