Friday, March 4, 2011

February Wrap-up

I’m doing the monthly wrap-up again…the weekly ones just seem to come due too quickly :)

In February…

ds9 {third grade}

valentine's luncheon 

  • crossed two more books off of his third grade reading list {African Adventures and A Llama in the Family}
  • began a new Latin curriculum {a review product} ~ he is really enjoying the cd that came along with this curriculum…it includes some very catchy chants :)
  • learned about  prepositions, the object of the preposition, and prepositional phrases in First Language Lessons 3
  • tracked the weather for the month of February on a weather chart…we had some crazy weather too :)
  • transitioned to a new handwriting program
  • spent a fun night at a local college basketball game
  • set up a sweet valentine’s luncheon for his younger siblings

 dd6 {first grade}

daddy daughter dance

  • put stickers on steps 19, 20 & 21 of her All About Spelling chart…only three more steps to go ‘til she is finished with Level 1!
  • has been practicing her reading skills by reading practically everything in sight ~ including signs, cereal boxes, book covers…which makes this mama’s heart so glad :)
  • recited four poems from her FLL1 book {“The Caterpillar”, “Work”, “The Days of the Week”, and “The Months”}
  • had a grand time with her daddy at the Daddy/Daughter dance
  • spent hours on the internet with her daddy looking at pictures of adoptable doggies 

ds4 {busy preschooler}

snow in february

  • blew a bunch of bubbles and chased them around the front yard
  • four days later made snowballs and a snow fort
  • asked his mama if he could play a computer game about 1001 times 

as a family

  • finished up a couple more read-alouds {Dr. Doolittle and The Apprentice}
  • learned about explorers, the Renaissance, and the Elizabethan time period in our history studies {does anyone else’s kiddos giggle uncontrollably when every time they hear the word “tudor” as in the Tudor monarchs, or does that just happen in my house? :)}
  • read two wonderful picture books in history including Michelangelo and Good Queen Bess, both by Diane Stanley
  • took the 9yo and the 6yo to their first art class

Me

  • made it halfway through the Bible in 90 Days challenge!
  • rode my exercise bike 5 days/week for 30 minutes each day {6 miles/day}
  • hosted my first ever giveaway on this blog :)

Here’s what we’re looking forward to in March…

  • welcome spring {and spring weather!}
  • continue tracking weather
  • watch more Kinderbach online lessons {review to come in early April}
  • continue with art class
  • go on at least one fun field trip with friends
  • make plans for spring break
  • attend HSLDA symposium {covers early years and struggling learners…and Dianne Craft will be speaking :)}
  • celebrate dd6’s 7th birthday

This post is being linked to Weekly Wrap-Up hosted by Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers

4 comments:

The Adventurer said...

Thanks for stopping by. We are using AAS and love it. Not doing the reading program as my youngest is past that. Sounds like a very busy month for your family. Cute pictures of your children:)

Our Side of the Mountain said...

Great updates! Looks like a productive and FUN February!

Jessy

Phyllis said...

Sounds like a full, busy week.

Tettelestai said...

oh, i can't wait to hear about kinderbach!!! i have looked at that and would love to hear what you think about it.

love the crazy weather!! we would love some of that snow!!

 

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