First off, we moved our homeschool downstairs into what used to be the TV Room. It's so nice to have a dedicated space for school that doesn't need to be cleared off every time we have a snack or meal...or anything else that requires the use of the kitchen table. Yay!
The girls were eager to give the "new" schoolroom a go this week...productivity was up, markedly so. We really accomplished a lot this week.
|"I'm all done with first grade math FOREVER!!!"|
Penguin is still doing really well with her phonics. We went over the "k" sound this week, which she grasped easily. Yesterday we read through various combinations of words beginning with "c" and "k" and she came across the phrase "Kiss cat," which she thought was the funniest thing she had ever read:
Bluebird bulldozed through her writing assignments. It was amazing. I'm kind of proud of her for that one.
History & Literature: We finished The Story of the World, Volume One. It's kind of sad, watching Rome just diminish and die. It's an ominous way to end the year. Bluebird was able to find all the continents, plus Italy, Britain, China, India, the Nile River and Central America on an unmarked map. So proud of my girl!
We also read a lot of our leftover literature books from Ancient China, as I ran out of money for new books and couldn't make it to the library this week. Random...but it worked. We read The Weaving of a Dream, Da Wei's Treasure, and The Dragon Prince.
And that's what we did in this last week of school. Good-bye First Grade and Penguin Preschool!