Last week was our first week back home from vacation. I had plans of Thing 1 doing school every day last week, but it didn’t happen. He only completed one day of last weeks work, so we this week he finished up.
*Doubles math facts.
He read four library books this week, including one which he received as his prize from the summer reading program at the “big” library.
*Ten Apples Up on Top by Dr. Seuss
*Puppy Mudge Takes a Bath by Cynthia Rylant
*Burn E the Fix It Bot by ??? (we seemed to have misplaced the book right now)
*Slam and Dunk Visit the Moon (or something like that, it seems to be misplaced also)
We also worked on the sight words: little, we, and do.
Things 1’s spelling words this week were: dot, jog, pod, Ron, sod, fog, lot, pop, rot, Tom.
We had some fun this week practicing our spelling words. On Tuesday I had planned a shaving cream activity for Thing 2. Well Thing 2 couldn’t be the only one with shaving cream, so both Thing 1 and Thing 3 played in the shaving cream too. While they were playing I asked Thing 1 if he wanted to do his spelling words in the shaving cream for the day. He loved it and did a great job spelling. The only word that gave him any trouble this week was jog.
We are continuing to practice handwriting on a daily basis. I am having to work on breaking some bad habit he obtained when he first learned to write in preschool. I will say that over the last several week I have seen great improvement in his handwriting.
This week his sentences related to our beach trip.
We had one last week of review of greetings, numbers and colors.
We are still spending just a little bit of time each day learning about another state in the United States. This weeks states were North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Nebraska.
We had a great week. Thing 1 is really fallen into a school routine, which allowed me to focus on getting Thing 2 back into school this week. Next week I will add in the rest of Thing 1’s curriculum to his week, since we are done with all of our big trips.
How was your week?