English on a Roll, and no I do not mean sushi… One of the things that I am learning as more years progress is that sometimes we need a bit of help in an area, such as grammar, thus English on a Roll was very intriguing to this mama seeking any way to make it stick for my student. We were blessed to be sent an English Grammar Teaching Method Instructors’ Set (includes 40 cubes and one instructors’ manual) for English on a Roll. While the guide is written for classroom use, it is fairly easy to adjust in a homeschool setting. We also have special copyright permission to copy certain pages for single homeschool usage. Immediately, I noticed that lessons are very adaptable to what my student needs. Some we zoomed past, and a few we repeated or rather continued on for a few days to really get the grasp of the. . .
Last night, we did the first lesson in the Math Lessons for a Living Education Level 1 book for my middle daughter with their little brother listening in. Today, doing some of our first lessons in the Math Lessons for a Living Education books (Level 1 for the Princess and Level 2 for AppleBlossom) we have used a plethora of skills. AppleBlossom practiced reading aloud while the Princess practiced sitting still and listening. Both girls are coloring with markers (not a regular medium for us and apparently the markers are dying) and decorating. The Princess is coloring The ONES House and The TENS House, while AppleBlossom is coloring The HUNDREDS House and The THOUSANDS House. We are going to laminate them at the Neighborhood Tutor store to make them über durable and we will share them for the lessons. Place Value Today, we did the first Place Value lesson. . .
My second student is a bit different than my first, reading is a challenge. She focuses more when things are hands-on (coloring) and vibrant (colorful) and my old reading primer of black and white discussion text just doesn’t cut it for her. The Learn to R.E.A.D. Curriculum Notebook (36-week Curriculum) from The Crafty Classroom, however, seems to be right up her desire path! Through the Homeschool Review Crew, we were blessed to receive a PDF download of both the Learn to R.E.A.D. Curriculum Notebook (700+ pages!) as well as the R.E.A.D. Review Pack (28 Early Readers that Correspond with R.E.A.D. Notebook) which I’m told can be used as a stand-alone product, if you are not wanting a full curriculum. We are definitely on board to Learn to Read! After getting my hands on this, and printing a few things I am seriously considering getting the Bible ABC Curriculum Notebook (26-week alphabet curriculum). . .
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I am absolutely a lover of the idea of a Sabbath school schedule, or year-round schooling. But this year. We need a summer. Last year was a trying school year with a high level of stress increased by the emotions of a miscarriage and successful pregnancy. The baby Mermaid Warrior is two months old, the toddler Rascal is turning three this week, the Princess (still toddler in many ways) is turning six in August, and the eldest – my super hero loving adventurous bibliophile is turning eight in the end of July. Summer vacation = Rascal’s birthday through AppleBlossom’s birthday and on until right after the Princess’ birthday. Our summer will be birthday season. While this will not qualify in the future for Mermaid Warrior’s birthday, she can stand in as an anticipation celebration about the break of schooling to come. So many things in our non-class time is educational.. . .
I cannot believe that it is almost two months since my fourth child joined our chaos and creative madness world. She doesn’t make eye contact often, she is always so busy examining the environment around her. Yet, when she does the smile she quirks is too adorable to resist. Whenever her daddy comes around she always grins whether she is awake or asleep. And oh those grins she’s makes, it makes the world for ’round. She’s a keeper an drew a good addition for sure. School is still going. Normally I like to take a birthday season summer from mid July to a little later in early-mid August. But since we had so many interruptions last year I am trying to push a little bit more. This week, we have visitors so school is out the window. But I’m curious how far we can go. Right now we are continuing. . .
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