And rather than be a good blogger and write it all out in separate posts so it’s not confusing, instead I’m clumping it all together, because I spent the week hanging out with my family since Jeff was off rather than on the computer.
I am not sorry.
We practiced our spelling for the week using stair step writing, which the kids didn’t get at first, but then thought was fun. I need to dig up my file of spelling ideas, but so far they’re enjoying what I’ve remembered.
Saxon Math is a spiral math so it introduces concepts in drips and drabs, I’m still getting used to this, but we took some time to learn about fractions, and it really helped my tactile learners to cut out the papers into the different fractions. We have a lesson coming up this week for learning about eighths…….. That should be fun to cut out all of those pieces. Part of me wants to save these for them to refer back to, but the other part knows they don’t need another notebook to keep track of especially since we probably won’t use it all that often. Maybe I’ll make a Master Math Notebook…….. I don’t know.
This is what math looks like in our house. Each of the kids works on their math at their desk, they have math blocks to use, or other things to add in. As they need help I walk to their desks and help them. I also encourage them to use the tools we have, a big calendar (more on that September 13), math blocks, and a hundreds chart. So math involves lots of getting up and walking to the different sources.
I learned this week my kids had no idea how to do a crossword puzzle. I dislike busy work from when I was a kid, so I guess we hadn’t really done these before. Once they figured it out, they happily worked on their Latin together flipping pages to remind them of their vocabulary.
One of the boys got ahold of my camera (what ahold isn’t a word, apparently it’s 2 words, a hold) and took 9 pictures of me placing this skirt piece, which was horribly uncooperative, let me say. I was short of fabric, but didn’t want to go buy more. In between I checked some math.
Princess lost her first tooth, and was quite proud of it. By the by, I just LOVE her freckles.
The kids attempted to create slushies, but to my mind created truly horrific concoctions with whatever they could fit into a cup. But, they entertained themselves for an hour mucking about in that.
We also learned about the 10 Commandments, but I can’t find a single picture for that, so I might just have to sneak pictures of the kids recreating it or something and post that tomorrow. I swear I took the pictures!
Hop on over to Collage Friday to see some more great weeks and collages.