We conquered the first week of school! There were only a few hiccups along the way. For instance, the mom did a different lesson than was on the lesson plan. (by total accident, I started reading on the wrong page and did not realize it until I finished. But hey, no harm no foul, right?)
This year I'm working to create more personal accountability with assignments and in general more independence. Each kid has a binder and each week they have their own assignment sheets that list all their assignments for the week.
The boy did fairly well with the new organizational system of a weekly assignment list and a binder. The girl did surprising well with it too. She is not a list maker kind of girl, but really seemed to enjoy placing cute tiny stickers on the assignment list to show she had completed a task.
For Science we talked about potential and kinetic energy. A Civil War review was the History discussion for the week. English/grammar was all about prepositions and prepositional phrases.
In Math, the girl and I, started our journey together through a 4th grade textbook and the boy started his new year of Teaching Textbooks. Along with Life Of Fred and some math fact review we had a good math week. At least I think we did! I guess we will see this week if what they did last week really stuck in their heads.
The girl started All About Spelling this week. I will write more about it as the weeks pass by and I have a better idea of how she's doing with it.
By the end of the week, my brain was mush. Which was probably a good thing, because Saturday the house was full of squealing girls to celebrate my girl's 9th birthday. She had a blast and honestly I did too. My brain already being mush probably helped with that! Little girls are so funny!
All in all, a good first week to have in the books, and now we are ready for a second great week.
Bienvenido a Mi vida loca