We are also busy busy busy these days. I kind of miss last year when we did NOTHING. At this point last year we had just moved in and I was hauling box after box up to the second floor trying to set up our school room and unpack our house. This year we are in the car going here and there and trying to keep track of all the appointments we have coming up.
Nevertheless, we have been doing school work. So here is a peek at what we've been up to.
Here he is using his green chalkboard to write his numbers.
He still needs a little refinement in this area. Sometimes our tens and units get reversed. But I hope that he'll figure it out in time as we continue to work with the category cards and keep on writing.
He used his number "chart" to help him do the 6 square bead chain. Here he laid out the tickets.
And he did the 5 chain. He says the numbers on the tickets when he finishes placing them.
And we take a lot of pictures of our work on the kid camera.
And we did the 4 chain too.
Here he is comparing the 4 square chain to the 4 square to make sure that they are equivalent.
I prefer that he touch each bead with his finger as he counts, but he likes to use the red plastic counter. And he uses the counter in his right hand. Arr.
This is his "I am proud of me" smile.
We need a little help remembering the order in which we place our tens and units. I am very pleased with his form and handwriting, especially as a lefty. Somehow he doesn't end up smearing all of his numbers as he writes them.
He has also been writing sounds. Here he is fishing through the sandpaper letters to find that sound he needs.
I think that is a hand pointing to "it."
This one would translate as "you're it."
We also use the sandpaper letters to spell words.
And you could have guessed that D would come up with this.
And finally we are using the moveable alphabet too.
Next time I will aim to have more bits about T and S and the review work they are doing.
D is participating in this picture but usually he makes it a point to NOT participate in anyway when his team is playing against another team.
S has been practicing and practicing and practicing her flute. This Sunday we sat in on a master class given by Robert Aitken. And this is a pic of S practicing her d-major scale under my office desk.
This is a very far away video of S at her tennis lesson. Here she was working on her foot work and not on her swing. She doesn't normally pop the ball up all over the place.And T has been working hard at his fall ball. He is really coming into his own and figuring out skills like this face-off stance. The coach here is a visiting coach from one of the local colleges and is showing the guys how to get the face-off ball out if there is a deadlock. T is generally pretty good at this skill. The last game he won 3 of 3 face-offs.
How is your school year going so far?
Stay tuned for more!