So it Begins! 2014 brings many new challenges into the school room. We now have all three children in the schoolroom.
I would have loved to keep Gabriel just on books and play for another year but he keeps begging for “my school, I turn”. So between Jessica and Gabriel – we have circle time and stories, crafts and using learning toys. We are using Sonlight’s P3/4 as a Base for Gabriel and filling in with many arts and crafts, as well as following the basic structure of Totschool from Carisa @ 1+1+1=1.
Jessica’s core curriculum is the P4/5 from Sonlight. I have replaced the Developing the Early learner with Bridging with Smile. Using Get Set for School from Handwriting without Tears and using Singapore’s Earlybird pre-school Maths.
Elijah. He did so well last year. I am super proud of my big boy! This year we are busy with Sonlight’s Core C with grade 2 readers. Their science is really wonderful to use! I took the worksheets and got them ring-binded. I hated having sheets all over the place last year.
Maths: Math U See Beta. I promised myself and Elijah he would have more free exploration time with the manipulatives. Language arts. Although I am using Sonlight’s readers and following their schedule for Explode the code and WordlyWise, I am using All About Spelling (still using level 1 from last year, but have Level 2 waiting). We are still using the Institute for Excellence in Writing’s Primary Arts of Language-Writing (PAL). We start Level III this year, and will be stretching it out over the year.
Everything in it’s place!
We have Moon Dough and a Goodnight Moon sensory box!
A New Day!
We started off with flapjacks and bananas for Breakfast!
The Class of 2014
Our first day was really crazy, but had loads of fun. Everyone was in a good mood.