We started off with our normal daily readings out of
10 minute stories
The lad didn’t appear to be impressed… was off playing and chatting while he listened. Some stories keep him glued to the chair.
We are into Roman history now. It’s just fascinating reading tidbits about ancient history. Today we learned what good builders and architects they were.
Then we went with reflexmath. The lad enjoys this program.
Then upstairs to do a snowman search and find. This gives us a chance to talk and read a page in a large floor puzzle book. We talk about different ways to hold a pencil crayon to get different effects, and the lad has fun searching out the hidden objects.
A fellow homeschooler over at Learning To Homeschool gave me this idea. To have a daily word to learn. I asked her how she came up with them and she said just words they come across as they read or talk. Since that’s too “iffy” for me I decided to use this
Children’s Illustrated Dictionary.
Today’s word was Abacus: a frame with beads that slide along wires, used for counting.
I read another chapter out of First Language Lessons, Levels 1&2
We read a few poems out of a book until we found one that made us both think of a picture in our heads, so we drew. This also gave us an opportunity to talk about the different ways one can hold a drawing implement in order to achieve different effects.
I’ll try to post pics of what we did later today.
now off to swimming lessons, and then the library afterwards if it’s still open upon our return. 🙂