The past couple of weeks have been a little light on photo-worthy activities. We’ve done a lot of doctor’s appointments, runs to Motor Vehicles and re-organizing.
One thing I did was set-up Georgie’s Bookworm. I decided to provide him with some incentive/ acknowledgement for reading books now that he can read some on his own. I had to think about what my standard was going to be for adding books to his worm – does he have to read every single word without help? or can he get assistance with a couple unusual or very difficult words? I decided that if he can read a book on his own except for assistance with 2 or 3 unusual/hard words (like “whisper” and “lightning” in Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?) we would give it to him. He was very excited and went right away to select some more books to read (and then pestered me for 3 days straight to add them to his worm). The worm itself was made using the shapes tools in Word.
I also downloaded some activities for Vicki from Confessions of a Homeschooler to see if she would enjoy doing them. They had mixed results. They kept her interest for a little while the first day but she didn’t want to try them again when I pulled them out later in the week.
I also set up one of Georgie’s lap-size whiteboards with a set of larger writing lines using a Sharpie marker. I’m trying to encourage him to do more writing with lowercase letters and I’m hoping this will help. So far, it is working pretty good. I’m still trying to decide if we need to buy Handwriting without Tears for him or if we can continue using free resources.
Next week we will be continuing our Continents study with Asia, which will include more detailed study of China, India, Japan, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, South Korea and Thailand.