This is the first week that I'm joining in on the Weekly Wrap up on Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers
I know this week is the Curriculum Edition and if you would like to see what we are using for 2nd grade or Pre-K look here for a post from a few weeks ago when we started our new school year - I Puffy Heart New School Books
Otherwise it was another odd week in our house.
E continues to work odd shifts (mainly being gone 12:30pm - 11:00pm) so our schooling is happening at all hours of the day to work around his schedule.
The kids have been spending many hours playing with their playmobil in the afternoon when it is just too hot to be outside.
I have been working with D and S first thing in the morning while E is here to play with the little boys and then later in the afternoon when little E is napping we finish up our work and play some games.
Highlights of the week -
D finished 4 books this week - 2 Magic Tree house books, one Magic Tree House Research Guide, and a Geronimo Stilton book.
Many nights you will find the two big kids trying to get in a little more reading time before I turn the lights out for the night.
S continues to impress me with how well she taught herself to read. We blasted our way through 8 lessons in OPGTR getting up to the first lesson on blends. I'm still making sure to hit every lesson so I don't worry about her missing something. She is also working through Explode the Code 1.
R has randomly started singing his ABC's - Most of the time I hear him singing them to himself in the bathroom!
In the past month S has gone from not being able to recognize any number over 15 to recognizing and reading any number up to 100.
Low points of the week -
D continues to whine and complain about the amount of writing I am making him do. I don't feel that it is too much for a boy of his age (and he used to do at least this much writing last year without complaint) I've been trying to find ways to reduce his writing or split it up as much as I can but there is only so much I can do to reduce the writing. If anyone has any suggestions on how to deal with a pencil phobic 7 year old boy I'd love to hear them!!!