Monday, August 13, 2012

The Week Ahead

Hopefully this week will be a typical normal week for us. Yet it is already starting off strange, because I was suppose to work today and have tomorrow off and that got switched around and I got today off and have to work tomorrow. But that worked out well, because I fixed my broken printer! It was a small piece of crayon stuck in the printer causing it to jam and not work! Yay for finding crayons in the printer! I really didn't want have to go buy a new one :-)
(You can read about the broken printer here:  )
As for this week we have a few things in the works. I am thinking about planning a trip to the aquarium and getting them enrolled in the classes there. Its an awesome thing to be in a town that is semi-homeschool friendly. A lot of the places around here offer 'specials' to homeschoolers, which is so COOL for us! We will be making several trips to the beach, as always, but each trip is so different and something new is always learned.

Here are our learning objectives for this week

-math- continue working on multiplication facts and work out word problems
- language arts- story writing; using more descriptive words and making it story format, not just sentences, it needs to mesh together
- science- continue learning about animals, their eating habits and their habitats. (REPTILES MAINLY)
-social studies- start learning about states, and their capitals, interesting facts etc.

-math- continue working on addition and subtraction with carrying and borrowing
-language arts- reading comprehension and handwriting
-science and social studies- same as Noah

- continue working on writing skills, tracing lines etc.

We are most definitely finding our groove and enjoying this as a whole! Its a learning experience as much for me as it is for them! And I love watching them as they figure something out.
For example this morning, Noah was doing multiplication facts. He still has problems with them, but he has been getting better. And today he was doing a worksheet of them, and he slowly started to get them, it finally clicked that multiplication is addition worded differently. So once the lightbulb went off in his head, he was able to do his problems easier. This is something that parents don't get to experience because they aren't there with their children. I am so happy that I get to be a part of this!