Saturday, November 7

Highlights & Adjustments


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Wow, it's been an entire month since I last posted about school. We've also made a few changes.

MEMORY WORK: We're up through the 6th Commandment already.
- Exodus 20, The Ten Commandments
- I am the Lord your God....You shall have no other gods before me.
- You shall not make for yourself an idol.
- You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
- Remember the Sabbath Day by keeping it holy.
- Honor your father and mother.
- You shall not murder.

HISTORY: This is where we've made the biggest change. We're not doing MFW anymore... there I said it. I absolutely love the idea of MFW, but I can't keep up with it. I guess the Unit Study approach just isn't for us. I always felt like I was behind and it got a little stressful.

I pulled together the resources that I had and made up a 36 week schedule to finish the Ancients. (I'll post more about that later.) The first week we read A Child's History of the World chapters 5-7. This was mainly a recap of what we'd already learned with MFW Creation to the Greeks. The second week we read about Sargon and Hammurabi. They also did a notebook page on Hammurabi and mapped his empire. This past week we talked about early Europe, Stonehenge and the mythical beginnings of Britain from Our Island Story.

That brings us up through week 7 on the new schedule.

BIBLE: For now, *B* and *C* are required to read 1 chapter a day as a part of their independent work. They've read all of Mark, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, and now they are in the Gospel of John.

HYMN STUDY: Almost done with Amazing Grace.

SCIENCE: Christian Kids Explore Biology lessons 3 and 4.

LATIN: They do Latin's Not So Tough 2 in their folders and I'm too lazy to go see how far they've gotten. :/

MATH:

*T* lessons 20, 21 & 22

*C* just finished Review 5.

*B* has finished 2B and is now in 3A (finally!) She's had a tough time with rounding, so we've been stuck on that for a week or so. We'll move on next week and just keep reviewing every day.

LANGUAGE ARTS:

We've hardly done any. I don't know what happened, but we've let it slip by the last few weeks.

*T* is working through Explode the Code book A. He will be finished with it this coming week and (hopefully) will start book B. I think I'm going to wait until he's done with the Primers to start back up with LLATL Blue. I think it would be easier on him (and me) if he knew all of the letter sounds before we continue.

... Well that's it - no pictures, sorry. Hopefully now we can get back on a regular reporting schedule!

2 comments:

  1. Audrey: Good for you to pull together your own studies and do school your way! I sometimes am not happy with curriculum that may have sounded great but just does not work well for our family. It sounds like you're doing just fine! :0)
    You are accomplishing so much, especially with a new little one!!

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  2. I'm so glad you are finding what works for your family. ((big hug to you)) Teaching multiples can be challenging. I've had to rearrange things on our schedule also. There's just not enough time in the day.

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