Monday followed the schedule pretty well, with the addition of phonics flash cards for increased fluency with two-letter combos (ol, ar, st, etc.) that make one sound.
Art Class (free sample- through The Old Schoolhouse magazine promotion- from "See the Light: Drawing Children to Him") that I left out last week. I do like Art Class, but it would be easier to watch if my computer didn't insist on saying that it can't properly play DVD's. Sigh. I also made sure we actually looked at Fragonard's self-portrait on Monday, then put it in a sheet protector and hung it on the wall next to the chalkboard (in the dining/school room).
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Tuesday was also a good day. We got through lessons pretty quickly, which included listening to a small portion of a Librivox recording of Midsummer Night's Dream (since my voice was about gone). I also lengthened the time he spent on Funnix math. Then we went outside! First we did some dragonfly nature study and saw a duck on our pond (yay! I was ecstatic!). Our friend was here doing some farm work for us, as he often does, and he decided to work on clearing some land between our "waterfall" and sinkhole. We have quite a canyon forming, so went exploring.
I taught Luke about shale, and how it and other rocks can be used as chalk. He learned about water displacement by filling up a water hole with rocks. He learned about erosion, and that some weird bugs live in the dark places where the roots grow. After a while, I came back and fixed a picnic, and we enjoyed some food in the shade before he went back to "work" while I came inside and tried to get some rest.
|Collection of "chalk" rocks|
|Mashing leaves to make green "paint"|
|Our scripture memory box, a la SCM|