My homeschool adventure this year is quite different than last year! Last year I had 1 child to teach, we bought Lifepac so all the lessons and material were already organized. We would read a chapter a day from a book, study birds, do art. Totally different!
This year, having 2 in stead of one, so we opted for cheaper online options, printing worksheets and materials, and finding lots at dollar stores and amazon.
My 5 year old does 81 addition questions a day, progressing as we go. Right now she is on the 4s. She is fairly proficient with the addition concept and has memorized several. She can write her alphabet, knows their sounds, and can sound out words. I usually work with sheets where she must identify the beginning sound, the ending sound, or choose a rhyming word. I’m happy with this. She knows shapes, colors, animals, patterns, and size. Pretty good for 5 years old! And she also knows about 40 bible quiz answers.
My 8 year old is thriving! She loves to read, especially factual stories about animals and history. Today, for instance, she learned about Galileo, How the 13 Colonies became a nation, and the story of the Passover. She is learning cursive, which she is very excited about. We have been learning multiplication tables, where she may quiz up to the next level when she can answer 81 problems in 5 minutes. This week she is working hard at testing out of the 6s. She also knows her Bible Quiz, plus a few harder ones. We do Sylvan spelling program every day, and have a workbook called the complete 3rd grade which we pull lessons on adjectives, nouns, verbs, ect. She is doing exceptionally well!
Then of course, we have the 3 year old. He’s still drumming constantly. He loves trains, planes, and tractors. He can say the alphabet, recognize them, and count to 20. He knows colors and shapes pretty good. His temper is improving. We are all growing.
I would love to know where you are in progress. What kinds of things are other moms teaching their kids? I am always up for new ideas!
God bless you!