Grace actually had a really good week and was the easiest to teach! We worked with the letter O, which you would think is fairly easy to write, but we struggled a bit with this one. Partly because she wanted to hurry through it I think. We conquered capitol O however by the end of the week!
Bigger Hearts for His Glory: Unit 6
Beth very much enjoyed her cursive book and we should finish it up this week. We'll move into joining cursive letters together, probably with a book Rose worked part-way through a couple of years ago. She was excited to get to color van Gogh's painting, Starry Night, since she studied it in her homeschool class last week. She took some liberties with the colors, but really enjoyed it!
Preparing Hearts for His Glory; Unit 24
We began multiplication last year. The concept was mastered, but memorizing the facts has been a struggle. We started back this week with studying the facts and will go through them over the next month. I love that with homeschooling I can do whatever I need to in order for my girls to succeed. Sometimes it means reviewing...
...Sometimes it means trying something new. In addition to the regular curriculum from Math Mammoth we are using Math Sudoku and Math Fun-Flaps from Scholastic to review the facts each day in addition to flash cards. It seems to really be helping and as we head towards more complex multiplication knowing the times tables will be vital to Rose.
The Fun-Flaps are like those old-school fortune tellers. I remember playing with one once which a friend gave me. When I brought it home my parents explained why they did not want me to play with these from a biblical perspective, and so I didn't, but boy were they fun! This is a really cool way to practice the facts and there is a type of word problem when you lift the flaps to further review.
Math was a HUGE victory this week, but history was great too. We studied about the Dark Ages and Vikings. I wouldn't say it was the most fun part of history, but it was incredibly interesting for both of us. Beth has enjoyed listening in. I've been keeping the girls separate until a couple of weeks ago as I read as suggested by Heart of Dakota, but his is working out best for us.
The end of the week was super fun with family pictures! So, even if it was a little rough, we did have a great time with a wonderful friend who took pictures for us. Looking forward to a NEW week starting tomorrow and praying for it to be a FUN week instead of a thank-the-Lord-we-made-it-through week!