Friday, October 16, 2009

weekly highlights

This week has actually been great. I know, I'm shocked too. :) Sassy, I think, is finally starting to "get it." I hear angels singing when she is doing school. No complaints at all this week. If you read my last post, you can see how she's doing. They love My Father's World. This week we are in Canada. I was gonna do the soap carving yesterday, but we had "a day" yesterday and I wasn't in the mood. I'm hoping for next week.

Dick and Jane are the best. Sassy has a bunch from the library this week. She can read them almost all by herself. She is so proud. She is even gonna bring one of them over to my parents house today. They love to hear my kids read. They encourage my kids so much. Hubs told me to order some online for her, instead of waiting for the library to get them in. But it's so hard for me to spend $$ on something I hope she won't be reading by the end of the year. But I'm sure I'll get some, or have the family get some for Christmas or her birthday in February.

Little man is now starting to get the whole rounding thing. That is quite hard to master. He's still working on problems like:
30,000+2,000+500+80+6=
But I'm hoping he'll get it by next week. He's at lesson 17 in Math u see. She's in Alpha, and still trying to figure out the basics. But she's almost done. She'll be on lesson 26 next week. I need to remember the online drills for them. They love using the computer for school. I just don't think they should be using it all the time. I'm a bit old fashioned.

How did your week go?

11 comments:

Weird Unsocialized Mom said...

I'm glad you've been having a good week. We need those to keep us going during the rough ones. ;-) I love hearing about kids making progress with reading because reading opens limitless doors.

Tristan said...

We've been using the online drill for MUS this week. My DD sets the timer and has to do the options I note in her workbox. It has been good practice. I just try to remember to put her ballet practice in the next workbox so she gets up and moving!

Shannon said...

If she loves Dick and Jane you might be surprised how long she will look at it and read it. The pictures in those books are so charming and sweet. I know I loved them, too. Savannah got stuck on The Cat And The Hat in Kindergarten and even now wants to read it anytime she sees it. So, is D&J rcommended reading for MFW or just something extra you are using?

Scrapingirl said...

She just likes Dick and Jane. She started reading them in the summer and just keeps reading them over and over again.

Cheryl@SomewhatCrunchy said...

I'm so glad you had a great week :) It was so amazing to me when Fox started reading independently. I was proud of him but I was also proud of me because I taught him that! :)

Emily said...

Thanks for the reminder to use the on-line drills for Math U See! I totally forgot about those! Glad you had a good week!

Lisa said...

I found a big book of Dick and Jane stories at a used book sale (I think it was the library's used book sale but can't remember for sure). It might be work looking at a half-price book store. Dr. Seuss books are great too. I think it's all the repetition and rhyming in both Dick & Jane and Dr. Seuss.

It's so nice to hear that you had a great week. Ours well well too. We ended it with a field trip to the Aquarium, topped off with some ice cream!

Chef Penny said...

What a great week! It's a great feeling to watch a love of reading unfold.

AF Wife99 said...

More applause for having a good week. It is great when things flow well. It is such a cool thing when your child starts to read. My youngest is so close, just not quite over the hump yet. Thanks for sharing your week.

Erica said...

So great that you guys had a good week! We need those weeks every once in a while haha :)Jack loved the Dick and Jane books too and will still pick them out at the library to read. We don't own any, just rent, but still good books. I *try* to be organized enough to order them in a week before we need/want them. Try is the key word!

Kara said...

Sounds like a great week! My kids loved Dick and Jane too. I'm so glad they reprinted them!