We've had so much going on around here, I haven't been talking "school" much lately. Not that we haven't been doing work. Not that we haven't been learning even if we didn't do any structured lessons. But we did them, and for some reason I feel compelled to give an update. I always sort of intended to give a monthly rundown of our plans, but I never seem to get around to that. For now, here's a quick recap of what we've been working on in March:
Independent Reading - The Capture (Guardians of Ga'hoole, Book 1)
(I'm so excited she's finally willing to read this series . . . and that she loves it!)
Themes & Family Reading - St. Patrick, leprechauns, Ireland, spring
Math - practice borrowing and carrying over with adding and subtracting, using Math Mammoth; rounding numbers; review and practice all multiplication facts; also, a nice discussion about why the phrase "I gave 110%," drives me insane
Writing - almost finished learning all the lowercase cursive letters; completing a short story for a local writing contest
Spelling/Grammar - review of Fry's Third 100 Words; contractions
Science - gardening; flood lessons; camping; farm field trip
Art/Music - nature sketching; garden journal; Irish folk music
French - um . . . nonexistent. . . . we'll catch up next month.
Of course, we do more than this, but this was kind of the focus for the month. We'll probably take off a few weeks in April. It's a busy month, and we could use a little break. I could use some free time to focus on the garden, naturally dye lots of eggs, spend lazy afternoons reading on a blanket, and take a bunch of field trips. I'm still planning a week or so for a little math, Anansi and trickster tales, and some poetry (reading and writing). Other than that . . . it's time for a little break. Still learning, but without the structure or planning.There will be plenty of time during the suppressing southern summer to enjoy the air conditioning and stick our nose in a book or two.