Pics from the Week:
|A few times a week Capt. N does 45 second timed math tests. I liked this one. I like that it's changing up the typical addition test.|
I'm still debating about this math. I really like it. It teaches/reviews a bunch of topics in every lesson. I think that's great because it keeps Capt. N's focus. I'm not just rambling on forever expecting him to get it. I only have to ramble for a couple minutes about whatever tiny piece is new to this lesson. But, I feel like it's too easy for Capt. N so far. I was ok with that the first week of school, but by now it should be getting a bit more challenging. I really think the only thing new that he has learned so far is what a congruent line is. The only questions he misses on his worksheets and tests are due to him not reading the question correctly. I'm struggling with how much to jump ahead, though. They squeeze in a tiny, new chunk every day to learn. Unfortunately, most of them are things he already knows. But, I like the way it's telling me to teach it & I'm hoping it's sinking in that much more. So for now I'm doing it by the book. But, I try to add math whenever I can throughout the day. He's expressing an interest in multiplication so in the car I usually give him a few problems. I think I will start teaching him a few skip counting songs. We've cooked a couple times & I ask him to figure out the fractions. And we are doing a finance game that involves adding, subtracting, multiplying, division & algebra.
Language Arts ~
|He finished the noun pullout sheet he's been working on.|
Farmer Boy & Agriculture ~
We've been reading Farmer Boy & talking about agriculture in Social Studies. The two go well together.
|I gave him a plate of things that are typically grown in farm fields.|
|As an art project relating to Farmer Boy we made candles.|
|And because it's that time of year, we went to a corn maze nearby.|