Homeschool Helper App has been my best friend this week! I used it a lot last year, but I didn't really utilize it to the maximum of it's potential. I'm thrilled with how well it is working for me this year. I've also fallen in love with Motivated Moms all over again. My housework is getting done (mostly!) and there is a calm and peacefulness surround us because of it. If this is an area you need some help with, don't hesitate to give both of these apps a try! You can click on these links (Homeschool Helper and Motivated Moms) to see my full reviews from last year. Yes, that is a cup of hot cocoa...I like to reward myself for a job well done!
Now, on to my girls' week!
Grace: Preschool and Awaiting the Next Heart of Dakota Guide
Grace is reading through her big sisters Abeka readers from her year at Christian school and is doing great. She almost always forgets what the silent e does on her own, but as soon as I remind her to think about this rule she gets it. My only issue with her right now is she doesn't see a need to read with me. She wants to do it all on her own, which clearly doesn't work out well sometimes.
Fundanoodle for handwriting this year. I reviewed it last year and fell in love with its structure and format. We will also be using some Handwriting Without Tears workbooks. I'm not quite as big of a fan of this one, but a dear friend gave us the entire set which she no longer wanted. I'm all about utilizing free! It is good and goes well with Fundanoodle's structure.
For math we are using the old books from Singapore which are out of print. We do not have the ones used in the HOD guide and I'm not sure what I'll use for K5 math when she is done. I'm considering Fundanoodle for this as well.
Beth: Bigger Hearts for His Glory Unit 1 (1st half)
Rose: Preparing Hearts for His Glory Unit 18
We learn all together. Sometimes on the same subject, sometimes not, but all together. Here are some pictures of what it looks like practically.
|All About Spelling Levels 2 and 4|
|Grace and our neighbor's daughter reading together.|
|Grace and I doing Bible while her sister finish math.|
Grace-Filled Kids Blog!
Did you have a good week? Did you have a rough week? Either way, I'd love to hear about it!