As I become more comfortable acknowledging the process not just the end product I would like to see that reflected in my journaling of the children’s education.

 

Joshua – Joshua wrote a short paragraph for the newspaper today on the Co-op day last week.  In editing it we read several sections of our Writing Handbook, Writers Inc., focusing on sentences – incomplete sentences and ironically too wordy or too flashy sentences.  Joshua spent his Table time outside, on the lawn, in the shade reading, thinking and writing.

 

Jessica – Jessica continued with making another Easter box for our table decorations.  Though I am unaware of any “lesson” she learnt I did notice the box is crisper and sharper so there is improvement.  She has also been making a few bookmarks from felt – experimenting with shapes and stitching versus gluing.  After Jessica went through her to do list for Daniels party with me (we prioritised it together) she spent some time with Daniel confirming costumes.  I played a game of Numero with Jessica, and since we are only just starting this game we added the subtraction Wild cards for the first time tonight.

 

Naomi – Nomi has spent most of her free time today working on a model bird – it is made from recycled products and felt.  She has also been looking for a good book on parrots but I think we will need to go to the library for that.  Nomi’s language arts was in the form on an oral narration that I wrote for her Easter booklet.

 

Daniel – Daniel has been a bit flipperty today.  Nomi, Daniel and I played a very basic version of Rummykub with the math cards Daniel made yesterday.  He is progressing very well with reviewing his Reading Made Easy lessons.  Today he blended “ap” family words and “at” family words very fluently.  Tomorrow we start on a new lesson – new material.  He is very keen at the moment.  Daniel also gave an oral narration for his Easter story.  Though we haven’t got to our FIAR book today we have read a few other stories.

 

Daniel found our old Video camera today – it has been so long since we used it I can’t remember which part of it stopped working which discouraged us with the whole concept!  But he is a keen photographer and likes the idea of videoing so we are in the process of trying it out.  Nomi and Daniel pretended to read the news, M&M News, with Daniel (with the video which is still not working) being the pretend cameraman.

 

As a family we read in the Bible some of Jesus last week before he was cruicified – focusing on His teachings and his warnings of what was to come.

 

We also completed a short lesson on Oral communication with all of us (including myself and Peter) giving a short speech introducing ourselves to the family.  The main thing that most of us have to watch is saying “a-n-d….” as we think of the next thing to say.

 

Earlier in the day Pete spent some time with the kids opening a coconut – no-one really liked the milk and then he got them to check out their bikes.  Tyres needed pumping, helmets needed adjusting and cobwebs needed to be dusted off.  After that little bit of maintenance everyone wanted a rid so their outside time was extended (their time on Discipline studies was reduced!) and they went for a long ride up and down our road.

 

I started our Science with Living books today with a read aloud non-fiction book, “Cell Wars”, but I have a sore eye and had to give up reading.

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