Homeschool update

Bren is spending a day on each of the 50 states. We have the Time For Learning book. I got it from Amazon. Each state has 1-3 pages on it of interesting history and facts with lots of pictures. We look on the map of the back to find where the state is and where/ what the capital is. He has a blank map of the US and adds the new state. Then we look up the state bird and flowers online. I made him a workbook with pictures of these ready to color and he also has to write the state name, flower and bird on the lines provided. The last thing is one sentence about something interesting he learned about the state. It’s been going well!
In math he is doing subtraction problems like 668-284 and “Joy planned a 325 mile trip. The first day she traveled 185 miles. How far did she have left to travel?”
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learning words like first and 1st, the months of the year in order, days of the week in order (thank you youtube songs!) and also reviewing tally marks.
In science he just finished weather and now is moving onto how the sun makes day/night and the seasons.
He’s still practicing printing though he is much better when he wants to be. Occassionally he works in a grammar or maps workbook or writes in his journal or does a “finish the picture” page. He finished one recently that was a cat looking out of an empty window and he drew a skating park. LOL.
In reading, he is midway through Hooked on Phonics: Master Reader. Each day’s reading card is sooo interesting. The books are really good too. There are four “strange museum” book interspersed throughout… so he does 10 lessons, then a book- total 40 lessons and 4 books.
Things are going great! It is amazing how many people support us!
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So… 8 weeks exactly today! Happy 31 weeks to me! Bren’s party in in a couple weeks so we are doing some spring cleaning around the house and yardwork. Nothing exciting.
Bren and I also have some issues with allergies. Apparently oak and tree stuff is really high right now.
Andy and Bren are loving a game we downloaded on the Wii called Pokemon Rumble. Best $15 we’ve spent in a looong time. They are human Pokedexes. Haha.
Andy is also fascinated with our new baby swing. Frankly, so am I. It’s the Graco Sweetpeace. I love how it also fits the infant car seat!!!

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