Some things have come up for us that has made me feel like I need to finish up school for the year in the next couple of weeks. Because of that I've made a few changes. Grace is going full-out fast-paced through Little Hands to Heaven. I'm doing 2-3 units a week. I want to get through this guide so she experiences the poems for each letter and we'll be doing it again next year for k-4. I'm only going to be reading the history and finishing the last several units with Beth by the end of next week. She is already into her 1st grade math and reading so I'm okay with moving more quickly. Rose will be finishing the last two units of Bigger next week.
The following week Rose and Beth will be completing their required state testing. Testing is one of the few requirements in our state for homeschooling and it is required to begin the school year when a student turns eight. I choose to test earlier because I want them to feel comfortable with testing in a comfortable environment I can control and I am covering my bases for the state. With the way educational requirements change so frequently I want to make sure I have done everything possible in order to show I am providing my girls with an excellent education.
review of Trailblazer Books. They are offering a free e-book to my readers for this month only! More reviews will be headed your way soon!
And here is our week...
Little Hands to Heaven: Unit 19
We studied the letter P this week...mostly in one day to be completely honest! Grace did other work the other days, but we spent mostly 1 day focusing on this letter. I really enjoy adding in Do-A-Dot pages to coordinate with these. So does she! I let her pick the colors and then she has fun dotting the pages. To find these and others like them simply google "Do-A-Dot alphabet pages". You'll find more than you can ever use!
Little Hearts for His Glory: Units 28-29
I have several units to finish this coming week, but that's okay. I need to finish and so we'll make it! Beth love the GHI series from Rod and Staff. This is the new series Carrie Austin has chosen for Little Hearts for His Glory since Thinking Skills for 1st grade has been discontinued. We were using them already because Beth finished the Thinking Skills book in about a month. She kept sneaking it into her room during rest time and working on it when I didn't realize it! I have to say I am very pleased with the switch and find these to be more challenging and fun than that Thinking Skills book was.
Beth continues to use Math Rider in addition to her Rod and Staff math. This has improved her already strong math facts and she loves it! If you haven't heard of it, take some time to check out my review. It has been a wonderful blessing to our homeschool curriculum!
Bigger Hearts for His Glory: Units 31 and 32
One more subject we have added to our week is typing. Rose has been hounding me to let her learn how to type. When the opportunity came up to review Typing Tournament I was so excited! Check out this really fun program for typing lessons for kids and adults. My husband said that if he'd had this to use to learn about typing when he was in school he might have actually learned the first time around.
That was our week! We've has a busy and full weekend with a fun surprise coming for the girls next week! I can't wait to share it with you!
Here is a hint: They Glow