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Monday, September 12, 2011

Starting School.....

With our crazy last month and miscarriage, we got started on school a little later (just 3 weeks) then I had originally anticipated. On our first day of school, I put together a scavenger hunt for them. I hid something that was new and special for each of them!
Grace was the official reader of all the clues but they all took turns trying to figure out the clues!! The clues took them to the freezer....
.....to the dog crate.....
.....outside near the hose....
....upstairs in their bedroom...
...outside in a tree...
...in the bathroom....
...outside in the sunflowers and a few other places till......
...they found their surprise!!
They all got brand new lunch bags!! Most days, we will have lunch at home but for the occasional picnic fun and co-op days, we thought it would be nice for them to have their own!!
Grace got Hello Kitty, Hayden got spider man, Dax and Asher got Cars 2!
So here are the kiddos on their first day of school!!!!

Grace 3rd grade Curriculum
Handwriting: A Reason for Handwriting Level T Book (It's the transition book to Cursive)
Grammar: Easy Grammar Grade 3 book
Spelling: All about Spelling Level 1 and 2 (We just started this spelling program and they suggest to start at level 1 for all students)
Vocabulary: Wordly Wise 3000 Level 3
Math: Math U See Beta Level
Reading: At least 30-60 mins a day (It depends on our day and what we have time for, sometimes she does more and sometimes she has less. We usually do this during "Rest time")
History, Art, Art History, Music History/theory, Science and much more will be taught at our co-op through Classical Conversations. I will talk about this more later!

Dax 1st grade Curriculum
Handwriting: A reason for Handwriting Level A
Spelling: All about Spelling Level 1 (We won't start this till half way through the year)
Vocabulary: Wordly Wise 3000 1st grade
Math: Math U See Alpha Level
Reading: At least 30 mins a day
History, Art, Art History, Music History/theory, Science and much more will be taught at our co-op through Classical Conversations.

Hayden (age 4) Preschool
Hayden joins in whenever it is possible with the big kids when I am teaching Science, History or Art.
Activities: Puzzles, games, and play time with Asher
History, Art, Art History, Music History/theory, Science and much more will be taught at our co-op through Classical Conversations. They have a 4 year old class so Hayden will be participating in CC this year.

Asher (age 3) Preschool
He will join Hayden and the big kids whenever it is possible. Other wise, he is doing structured play time and random play time with Hayden.
At CC, Asher will be in the Toddler room and playing with other little kiddos!!

2 comments:

Stephen and Michelle said...

How cute!! Titus had the same lunch box as Asher this year :)
Michelle

Kiana said...

Love this!! I am always asking your curriculum since I'm so new to this!! Thanks for this post!!