We have dropped gymnastics and one of the music classes we were participating in. I'm feeling really good about these decisions. By dropping gymnastics, we gain another whole day at home and we don't have to drive 30 minutes back and forth to Anderson just for that class. I think that will help our checkbook too. We we were all hungry after gymnastics and so it was so tempting to stop and grab something to eat while we were out, not to mention running into Target, etc to buy things we probably didn't really need.
By dropping the one music class, we freed up an extra hour in the morning and we are able to do school before we go to to our other two music classes. I won't really see or feel the impact of making these decisions until 2013 begins, but I'm hoping things will feel less hectic.
So back to school...nope, we are not on a Christmas break. We will definitely be taking the actual day of Christmas off, but my plan is to continue to have school. We need to get in as many days as we can before our little guy arrives in April. But we will be taking a whole week off in January for a vacation. I'm looking forward to being able to take a week or two off here and there during next year's homeschooling year!
I do want to share where we are right now, which makes this a super long post! Sorry!
We are currently on Day....
Hard to believe we are actually almost through our 3rd nine weeks!!
We are on Week 24 of All About Reading. Here is a sample of the words Pressley is reading right now. I was really impressed when she read "brush" all by herself this morning!
We have actually moved on to the 1st grade handwriting book. We are really trying to focus on staying in the lines and taking our time. She likes to rush through and her letters and numbers look sloppy.
We are in Lesson 22 of Math U See. We are currently skip counting by 5s.
We are doing a Grapevine Study on the Birth of Jesus. Today, we learned about the angels appearing to the shepherds.
Observations: Where math was her strongest subject at the beginning of the year, it is now her weakest. I wouldn't say she is struggling with it, but she has to work a lot harder to "get" the material. It takes a day or three for things to sink in. Her strongest subject is now reading. It seems like it has just clicked with her.
Hopefully, it won't be another two months until you hear from us again. lol