Yesterday was J2’s first day of school. I use Homeschool Tracker and have been totally prepared for weeks … lesson plans printed, schedule created and everything! But there is nothing like actually doing the work to show you what you need to do!
We started with Bible – we are reading the Proverbs along with the Miller Family. And, then Grammy came over and we did PE. We stretched out and walked for about 35 minutes…well, J2 rollerbladed. I admit – this is 80% for me (though J2 does have a bit of a belly – his brothers are slim to skinny) – but J2 seemed to really enjoy it! Last night he asked me a few times “Is Grammy coming tomorrow? Are we going to walk again?” So, I’m thinking he enjoyed it!
When we got back – we took a bit of a break and then started re-reading our Pathway Readers. I’m glad we are reviewing as J2 really struggled. 🙁 But what else is to be expected with taking such a long break? This year we also bought the workbooks that he can do on his own – working on building independence and also giving him more practice with the words. This time in the readers also showed me that jumping right into the spelling book I bought him was not going to work. So I put it aside and we’ll use the new words in his readers…or ones he struggles with. I’m glad I haven’t sent our course of study into AVCS yet – I can change it!
The rest of our school work sent great! Daily Grams 2-3, Miquon Math and History (self-created) rounded out our morning. Oh! And, computer time! 🙂 We found this great program online called Study Dog! Check it out!! All three of my boys enjoy it!
Oh yes – the other thing I realized is that we need handwriting practice again. So I ordered some cheap D’Nealian workbooks that I love!
All in all – a great day! He whizzed through his work and only got a bit frustrated at his reading skills. I pray I can encourage him today!! Off to get busy!