Dec 172010
 
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We managed to keep plugging along with our lessons through today! I am somewhat amazed, but I was determined to not quit too early because I do not know how long this break will last. My baby is due 12/31. I am pretty sure that he will come before then, but now am wondering if he might make his arrival before Christmas. Either way, I am unsure when school will resume in January!

Overall, I feel like we’ve made good progress so far this year in most of our subjects.

7th grade son

Completed over half of Life of Fred Beginning Algebra. He seems to be getting it, he’s working hard, and I’m having fun getting to explain some concepts to him. (I’m not kidding. I really love Algebra!)

Completed 1 season of Analytical Grammar. He will do Season 2 beginning in about March.

Finished Latin Alive I and just started Latin Alive 2. I am so glad I ordered the videos for this! I did not for Book 1 and mistakenly thought he could self-teach. That didn’t work so well.

Completed through Module 5 in General Science today. We’re a bit behind where we should be (there are 16 modules in the book), but finishing the book is still an attainable goal for this school year.

5th grade daughter

Completed about 1/2 of Singapore 5A. (She had to complete 4B before she started on 5A.)

Completed about 1/2 of Rod and Staff English.

Worked through Chapter 12 (of 30) in First Form Latin. I really love this Latin program too! It is very thorough and sequential.

7th and 5th grade

Completed through Lesson 12 (of 30) in Elementary Greek. That is going fairly. I need to be sure to do more drilling on vocabulary and forms.

2nd grade son

I am really the most excited about his progress this year. He has struggled mightily with reading and things finally seem to be clicking for him. He’s still not what I’d call an independent reader, but he is getting so much better! I love All About Spelling for him. We’re through Step 10 in Level 2. I also supplement with Explode the Code. He’s almost finished with Book 4.

Another break-through with him has been math. He has started adding 2 digit + 2 digit numbers with carrying and didn’t even miss a beat.

We just started Building Thinking Skills Level 1 with him. So far, so good.

And believe it or not, his favorite subject is Latin! He is using Song School Latin and doing fairly well with it. He is much better with memorizing nouns than verbs, but he is definitely learning.

Everyone

We finished Tapestry of Grace, Year 2, Unit 3 several weeks ago. I have been meaning to post some of the things we did for the unit, but haven’t taken the time. If the baby holds off, I’ll try to get some of it posted while we’re on our break.

Plans for break

I have very flexible plans for the break. Tonight my husband and I are going to our church’s Christmas Banquet. Tomorrow my parents, sister and family are coming here for our Christmas celebration. I’m ready for that (almost). The shopping for my own family is done, but I haven’t wrapped a thing!

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  6 Responses to “Before the Long Break”

  1. My 6th grade son just finished up General Science Mod 5 too. He was able to read Mod 6 and get 1/2 his mini books completed for his Lap n Note today though. He’s enjoying Gen Sci!

    Sounds like a GREAT week! Enjoy your holidays!

    Jessy
    http://oursideofthemtn.blogspot.com

  2. Sounds like you’ve got a lot of lessons done. How exciting about the baby. Hope you have a great time tonight and with your family coming in. 🙂

    JoAnn

  3. Sounds like a great first half of the year! Enjoy that break.

  4. You had a great week… congratulation on the “soon” upcoming birth!

  5. Wow, it sounds like you’re on track with all your schoolwork! Good for you!

    We’re not, but we’ll keep right on plugging along. My husband suggests my goals are too high. 🙂

    I wish you a blessed and peaceful break before baby arrives!

    (hugs)

    Annie Kate

  6. I enjoyed reading about your progress in various subjects. I have been evaluating our subjects over our break. Thank you for mentioning Latin Alive – that is one program that I had not heard of and am looking for Latin option for high school. Best wishes and blessings when your new baby arrives!

    Samantha

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