Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wahoo! One Week Off Coming Up!

Next week will be our week off. We went four weeks this time, and may go four or five (with one week off, etc) until we catch up to Andrew's grade level. I'm so happy about this upcoming week off that I can hardly think of what we did this week.

Andrew finished his 'Bible Storybook' this week. He's going to call my grandmother tonight and let her know (she bought it). The last eight chapters flew by, Andrew read them yesterday and today. Once you get to the betrayal, crucifiction, etc. the story is more compelling. He would've read all eight yesterday, but I made him wait. Now, the question is, what do we read?

For handwriting Andrew copied 'The Months' in cursive. He finished on Wednesday, we had to take Tuesday off because he was sick. We went ahead and skipped handwriting today. The only reason I can think to give is... I was just too lazy.

Andrew is still working on /k/ in Spelling. I ordered Spelling Workout, hopefully that will get us moving again. We'll have it next week (oh, the excitement).

Grammar is trucking right along. We are at lesson 65 in section one of FLL. I'm hopeing we'll be at grade level by September. It's an ambitious goal, but he's picking this stuff up so quick that I have little doubt we'll do it.

Math has thrown another speed bump in our path. We have managed to finish his 2nd grade work. Some how, we've done all of second grade math since we started in December. I'm ordering Saxon Math 3 next week. Between now and the time it comes in I guess we'll just chant the times tables.

Latin is the easiest part of our day. Andrew loves it, I love it. We'll be done with Prima Latina around September too, so Latina Christiana I is now on my list of 'must haves' for 3rd grade.

History was spent on Anansi this week. I wish I could say we delved deeper into Africa, but the truth is, Andrew read all the Anansi stories we could find. He colored Anansi, he drew Anansi, he wondered what Anansi would do if in certain situations. I think he likes Anansi. Thank goodness there are no Anansi toys, play sets, action figures, cartoons, etc. If there is, I don't want to know.

Science, we focused some more on the inner planets. Andrew made a scale drawing of the four inner planets, drew their moons, etc. I'm not sure he's really keeping any of this information, but he's enjoyed learning it.

Karate continues on as Andrew's second favorite part of the day. His 'hero' is an older boy in class that spends hours every day practicing. I can't remember his name for the life of me, but he seems like a decent enough role model for Drew. He's definitely dedicated to what he's doing.

That's it, I think... our week.

I'm off to wash the school marm off and put on a fresh set of idon'thavetodoanything.


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