Week one of the 2014-15 school year is complete!
This was a fun week, and fairly laid-back. On Monday, we really didn’t do a whole lot of school work…just religion, math, spelling, and the first half of the first chapter of our first read-aloud for the year…The Hobbit. The rest of the day was spent taking pictures, organizing our books and desks, and looking over what we’ll be learning this year.
The rest of the week was spent mostly on review. Nobody learned anything new in math this week, and everybody was happy to learn they hadn’t forgotten anything over the summer! We also reviewed the fall of the Roman Empire in history and picked up our botany lessons, learning about flowers. Language arts was the most intensive subject for everyone…new spelling words, new copy work, new writing assignments, and new vocabulary.
For a “Fun Friday” activity, I got out our new Lego Architecture Studio. I bought this over the summer, with the idea of using it as an elective course. It comes with an amazing book that walks you through the design and building process. I gave the children their first “assignment”…they had to create a building inspired by a frog. I figured they’d come up with something clever, but even I was impressed with just how clever their end result is. They decided that it’s a children’s museum in a big city…they even added a few other building around it! I’m looking forward to seeing what else they come up with over the course of the year.
Next week, we’ll really be getting into some new topics in various subjects. At some point, I hope to post a list of the curriculum we’ll be using this year, but it’s such a long list, I haven’t had time yet…stay tuned!