Monday, March 21, 2011

Back to School

What have we been doing for the last 4 weeks...this!







The boys got a new brother on the 7th of March. We're very excited to add him to the pack and we were too busy loving on him to do any school. Added into the mix, Grandma, Grandpa, and Aunt Megan visited so we were pretty busy. The weather was beautiful so the extended spring break was perfect.

So where were we before our break?

Math: D-Man is well into Singapore PM 3A. We finished up Exercise 18 today and are almost finished with Challenging Word Problems 2. D-Man finished Lesson 17 in Horizons Math 3 as well. Horizons has been all review so far so it's been very easy.

C-Monster is joining us for school on Mondays now and is almost finished with Singapore Essential Math B. He's been working on the concept of subtraction.

Spelling: D-Man is starting list L-1 this week. We're going to hit our phonograms and spelling rules hard this week since we've taken so much time off.

Reading: Both boys have been doing a lot of reading over break. D-Man has discovered Geronimo Stilton and has been reading 1-2 books per day. Now that we're back to school, he'll finish his reader, The Pony Express, but he'll still be doing a lot of free reading. We often have to turn his light off late at night so that he'll go to sleep instead of reading "just one more chapter."

C-Monster is also started week 28 of Sonlight's Readers 1. He taught himself to read so I just placed him into the more interesting readers. He's reading The Best Trick right now and gets upset if we forget his reading time. His free reading has mostly been Dr. Seuss.

I'm not sure how much we're going to get done in our elective subjects. Going back school often proves to be slower and less enthusiastic after a long, fun break. We're going to focus on the basics this week and enjoy our last week of being with Grandma. After she goes home next week, we'll try to reestablish our routine adjusting for our new family member. Hopefully, I'll be able to add in some fun stuff. We also have soccer starting up this week for the two older boys so we'll have to work around that.

I'll try to get back to at least a bi-weekly update but no promises with so much going on around here. :)

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4 comments:

Monica . . . said...

Congratulations!

Dinsfamily said...

Thanks, Monica!

mommygirl @ HCA said...

Yay... Congratulations!!! What a wonderful way to spend your spring break! It seems that everyone is happy and healthy. I'm very glad for you.

May God continue to bless you and your family!

Cathy said...

Congratulations!! That is wonderful news!!!

I am Cathy_Ohio on the sonlight forums. I love reading about how your family uses sonlight. If you are interested, I recently created a sonlight blog roll. Do you want to add your blog? If so, you can link up here: http://theattachedmama.blogspot.com/2011/04/sonlight-blog-roll-for-2011-2012.html