Columbus Day provided a day off on Monday. Tuesday was mostly a review of multiplication in math & review of terms in Language Arts. Wednesday was as it usually is, hectic.
Monthly grocery shopping was Wednesday morning. Little man woke up early with intentions on helping. However, middle son beat him to it & woke at 6:30. At 7, when little brother woke up, we just went ahead & started school. I switched out the book he was reading. After reading a few pages myself, I concluded that it is a bit too advanced for him. British literature isn’t really something we’ve spent a great deal of time on. Instead, I chose one that I believe is a bit more suited.
At 9, I was comatose so we took an hour break for breakfast. With Wednesday’s workload, I had to be on my game. Recovering as quickly as possible, we moved on. Middle son is writing poems this week; little brother is getting ready to. ‘What Jo Did’ is our next Language Arts story & it entails poetry. We are expecting a call from the Admin on Thursday. Just a regular checking in call, nothing major. But, he has been reading out loud which she claims he is lacking skills in. At the end of last year, that admin clocked him at 180 words a minute. This one says it’s more like 73. I disagree & believe it to be somewhere in the middle. Constructive criticism noted we will work on it.
Math has us moving on to multiplying by 100s. He balked at first, but caught on quickly to all the little tricks. Art is about beads. He took adequate notes & remembers a great deal for the assessment. I was pleased. Finally, they give us some material that doesn’t deal with rituals & goddesses. Science is animals with backbones. Social Studies finds us with the Northeastern US. Both are achievable. I am hoping to have him memorizing all 50 states soon. Otherwise, we’ve done well this week. Now, if we can just get Middle Son to bump it up in biology, we’ll be great.