Little Hands to Heaven: Units 32-33
I've been trying to finish up this guide for what feels like forever! We finally did it and I mushed two weeks into one and we're done. Grace was very excited to finally learn the motions and poems for Y an Z. She kept saying, "Mommy! We have to learn Y and Z!!!!" for the last few weeks.
We hit a couple of milestones this week! Grace finished up the About 3 series from Rod and Staff so she'll be moving on to the ABC series next week. She also reached the half-way point in Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons...Yay!!! She is now able to read some words in early reader books. Her favorite one right now is Pizza Pat. There is absolutely nothing fancy about our reading program, but it works and is very solid, especially if you are on a budget.
All About Spelling. For now she enjoys using our Cookie Sheet Challenge activities and I call it spelling. I have some other tools like this I plan to use with her and I'm sure she'll love it!
Beth was very happy to have a new book from Rod and Staff in their ABC series. These books are intended for use before 1st grade, but Beth has loved them immensely. When she saw I was ordering a set for Grace she asked if there were any more she could use. When I told her there was one new one her sweet response asking if I could get it for her I absolutely agreed. She enjoys problem solving which involves cutting, coloring, and thinking.
Preparing Hearts for His Glory: Unit 8 (2nd half)
We're working our way through multiplication facts quite well. I am very pleased not only with how well she is catching on, but how quickly she is memorizing them. This seemed to be a struggle for her with addition facts and I'm not certain why except I have taken off the pressure of timed quizzes. I do plan to introduce them again later, but relieving her of this pressure has enabled her to learn without fear of mistake. Her perfectionist tendencies were one reason we started homeschooling and they are still a constant struggle to help her balance. So instead of quizzes we use Math Rider to test speed. It is fun and feels like a game rather than a test.
I posted three reviews this week as I'm trying to catch up from over the holidays! In case you missed them...