|First day of First Grade!|
|The obligatory "get to know" sheet. I love these! From Down Under Teacher|
|Outdoor shape search- Evan-Moor How to Teach Art to Children|
|learning to spell high frequency words|
|Reading her big story in Reading Street|
|Learning about mammals- Idea from Mrs. Rings K-Crew|
|We've learned about the butterfly life cycle several times. It's one of her favorites! Idea from The Pinay Homeschooler|
She is breezing through Horizon's 2 Math Book 1. Maybe I should have just skipped to Book 2 after all. The practice is good for her and I need to remind myself that the reason for starting Book 1 was so we could make sure her math foundation was solid.
We did about 10 minutes of BJU Heritage Studies then put it away until either Christmas or even next year. She was excited about it but I felt like it was too mature. There is a big jump between 2nd and 3rd grade content isn't there?! I don't think I realized how much a of a leap it would be. In lieu of our original plan, I'm piecing together my own curriculum that is more social studies focused and covering topics like Citizenship, State Symbols, Rules and Laws, etc... Plus she has American Girl History starting soon at Co-Op and I have a feeling we are going to have our hands full with that.
Science this past week consisted of learning about mammals and life cycles. We've had fun going outside and searching for insect eggs under leaves. I've never done that before!
This week our theme is space, just in time for the meteor shower. Keeping my fingers crossed that the sky clears up!