Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Our First Week with Sonlight (Journal Entry)

At Treyton's request we started school yesterday. Our first week of Sonlight.

Yesterday we read a few stories and talked a little bit about the seasons (thanks to The Bernstain's Bears Big Book of Science and Nature).
Knowing that we would start writing H's today in Handwriting without Tears Program we got out the play-doh and rolled out some letter H's. Treyton enjoyed this alot.

Today, we talked even more about the seasons. I drew 4 columns on the white board and as we talked about what happens during each season I would (try to) draw it on the board. For Winter, we obviously had snow and a Christmas Tree; for Spring, Rain Cloud/Rain and Flowers; for Summer the sun, a person sweating and a pool; for Fall, leaves, apples and pumpkins. Tomorrow I plan on maybe finding some cute/fun worksheets or crafts that we could do to further illustrate the seasons.... it seems to be something he is interested in. Any ideas regarding this - I would love a comment or e-mail with your ideas.
We also read some more (I really love Sonlight), and worked on H's and rectangles in our Handwriting without Tears book. Treyton has become an EXCELLENT colorer (is that a word) seriously - he is amazing - almost too good, his perfectionist nature will cause him (and me) a lot of grief I am sure :). He loves color so he switches it up alot, giving his picture such character. He is very particular about staying in the lines if/when he does go out of the line, he will sometimes draw a new line so that he is no longer considered "out" of the line.
All in all, I have to say it's good to be back, we have taken 3-4 weeks off and though I don't really have a "schedule" in mind, I'm liking the schedule of having the 9 weeks on 3 weeks off.... at this point I'm not sweating over any type of schedule but it sounds like a great idea, so I'm keeping it in mind.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

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