Aug 272010
 
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I am happy to report that we made it through our first week back to school. Overall it was a very productive week.

We managed to do Latin, Greek, English, and Math everyday.

My younger 2 kids are very happy with Song School Latin. I thought it would be a hit, and I was right! My older daughter started First Form Latin by Memoria Press. I think this will also be a great fit for her. I got a chuckle when the DVD instructor used the word y’all for the 2nd person plural verb conjugations. I have no problem with that! My older son picked up in Latin Alive 1 where he left off at the end of last year. Thankfully, this chapter was on numbers, so it was something he could do fairly easily while we also did daily review of the rest of the book.

Elementary Greek 3 started with a good review of the alphabet and pronunciation rules. The next few weeks will also be review which we definitely need!

For English my older son is starting Analytical Grammar. While I can’t say that he is loving it, I am very impressed with the program. I think he will love it when he doesn’t have to do it everyday! My daughter is continuing with Rod & Staff. There were a few tears shed with the first writing assignment. But I didn’t give in, and she did the assignment. I haven’t started my younger son on English yet. I’ll probably work through First Language Lessons with him this year, but we’re focusing on reading, phonics, handwriting, and spelling first.

Math is going great for my older son. He loves Life of Fred. This year he’s doing Algebra. I purchased the Home Companion as well as the text, and it is fantastic! It has extra problems and has scheduled out the reading for me. My daughter is continuing with Singapore 4B. I had hoped to finish it over the summer, but well…not as much school got accomplished over the summer as I had hoped. (i.e. none) But that’s ok. Younger son is starting Math Mammoth 2A. He is a very difficult child to teach. I know he knows certain things, but it’s so difficult to get him to answer a simple question at times. Working with him has been my biggest struggle this week.

I also started Apologia General Science with my older son. So far that is going well. I need to do some more work with scheduling that. I am reading along with him, which I’d rather not do, but my husband and I both agree that he will learn the material better this way. I’m just struggling on balancing the needs of everyone. What else is new?

Next week we add in Tapestry of Grace Year 2 Unit 3. Also, my older daughter is going to be doing some activities with my younger daughter. Speaking of my younger daughter, she has been very good at entertaining herself this week.

Plus, she’s always good for some comic relief!

Finally, I am absolutely LOVING the library cart I won from Guidecraft and Homeschool Creations! It’s great to have everything in the dining room, but still have the ability to easily move it out when I want to.

So how was your week?

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  9 Responses to “The Beginning”

  1. My daughter hated grammar. We started using Analytical Grammar this year, and she is loving it.

  2. We’re using Song School Latin and my girls love it! Love the bookcart, I wondered who the winner of Jolanthe’s giveaway was. Congrats on that!

  3. The comic relied/bra photo is priceless. Save that one for her teen years. 😉

  4. Sounds like a great start! Your daughter is too cute! Had you tried Singapore with your younger son? My son is hard to teach math too as well and I am using Singapore and was wondering what your thoughts are (You’ve walked the path before me . . .)

  5. The comic relief for your week is definitely good!!! 🙂

  6. That picture of your daughter is soooo funny. And that is such a nice cart. Glad you are getting things flowing.

    JoAnn

  7. Love the comic relief picture. Your dd is so cute with her extra clothes on. I am glad your first week went so well. I can’t believe we just finished week 5. It all goes by so fast.
    Blessings,
    Dawn

  8. Love the photo! My girls are always crack’in me up too!
    Monica

  9. HAHA! Mrs.Kristen we have SOOOO many photos of our little gurls at our house doing that. 🙄 haha Very funny.
    ~Rose

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