I knew it had been a long time since I had posted on here, but I guess I didn't realize it had been almost three weeks! I wish I could say it was because we had been doing something fabulous, like a vacation or something, but it wasn't.
We've been having a lot of internet issues lately, but it seems to be fixed now. At least I'm really hoping so! In addition to having several posts I want to get done this week, I also miss "seeing" some of my blogging friends, so I want to see what they have been up to over the last few weeks.
Elliott has been out of school for over a week now. We've had fun. It's been raining A LOT, but we've taken advantage of all the sunny days we've had. We've been to the zoo, and the park twice. We've also been to a few good yard sales (well, some of them were the weekend before school ended, but still since I last blogged), and found LOTS of good books for Elliott's summer reading for $.25-.50 each. We've even found some good stuff to use for his school work.
We have been working on school work this week and last week as well. He's really enjoying it. He has done 2 science experiments already, and is also still excited to be learning how to write in cursive, and how to speak Japanese. :) He actually asks to read his Life of Fred book (math) when we aren't working on math. Since we are still only about halfway through the first book, it's all been review so far, but he's loving the story format. We have been working on math otherwise, too, and learned to carry and borrow last week, but that's not nearly as fun as Fred. :)
Elliott told me this week that he doesn't think he wants to go to public school for second grade, because it's more fun to do school at home, and decide for himself if he wants to do extra work. We've decided to not make a decision until we've been doing school at home for at least a month, though. I want to make sure I can actually teach him new stuff in a way that will be easy for him to go with.