Today we finished our first week of homeschool. It went really well, and we are really enjoying it so far. Elliott is learning a lot, and we are making time to do a lot of fun things. We've been doing better at time management because of school, so we are making time to do fun things outside of school time as well.
This week we learned about our nervous system in science and the names of our bones in health. Elliott's so funny doing his dance as he shows me names of the bones. :) In language arts, we've mainly just been doing review type work, and I'm trying to figure out if he needs any extra work on anything (so far he's done a great job on everything). In math we've been reviewing place values and the different ways we can make larger groups (1 group of 1000 is the same as 10 groups of 100, 100 groups of 10 and 1000 single ones for example). In social studies we've learned about communities and the difference between urban, suburban and rural neighborhoods. We're still working on numbers in Spanish. And we're working on looking things up without using the table of contents so much in the Bible. We're also doing a unit study on animals, and learning about their habitats, their eating choices, life span, and their sizes. We're also spending lots of time reading every day.
Other things we have done include dipping paper towels into colored water to create patterns and new colors, a drawing lesson on how to draw people, and trips to the park to play and get some exercise. I also taught Elliott how to mow the yard this week, so he can make more money for our budgeting unit we will be starting next month. :) We've worked more on cooking, too, and I'm letting Elliott do more and more in the kitchen.
Today we went bowling and also signed Elliott up for the youth center on base, where he can go play with other kids, and do different activities when they are available. He'll sign up for soccer next month, and will probably take karate next time it's offered. We also signed up for a mini mudder for the whole family. So now Elliott has me on a running schedule so I can run as long as him. Haha. I can run faster than him (which he doesn't like) but I certainly don't have the endurance he does. So far our summer is going great, and we're really looking forward to doing a lot of fun things all summer, including a lot of things that we don't normally take the time to do.