Gino started his Oak Meadow First Grade Curriculum a few weeks ago. He "really, really, really, really" wants to be able to read ANY book by the end of the summer so he's also doing the Hooked on Phonics stuff. He loves the computer game and actually finished all the levels in 2 days. I have to head back out to the library so he can get the next level. He has read Bears on Wheels so many times that Gabriel has now memorized it and will "read" it too!!
Roman is now doing Oak Meadow 3rd grade and has enjoyed cursive handwriting. It's more "him". Printing lacks expression and Roman's favorite- curlie cues! He has been inspired by a friend to read the Strange Museum series and has really enjoyed them. He also made his own Field Guide. He spent hours on that project. He even let his hands get messy with paint!!
Tomorrow we will go to the library and get Trisha's other books for her 7th grade curriculum. She has been doing 7th grade reading and math but is still enjoying the "6th" grade subjects of the ancient world. She just finished an amazing project on King Tut. She wants to finish a few more 6th topics- including some biology ones in science- and start the other 7th grade stuff in April. Of course she will be all set for 8th grade in the fall- she really works efficiently. She is still working on her novel and has written several other shorter books in the mean time.
We are doing our "sit down" school year round and do less in the fall when the weather is perfect. So our school year is a little different but it works for us! Gabriel will start kindergarten in the fall and is excited. He always does his "school" anyway, mainly practicing writing letters. Trisha does a great job of helping him, too. He knows all his numbers- that's his thing- and loves to paint. So things are going good here in Six Arrows. I don't post so much about all the things they do, but I like to include all the "Life Learning" they are doing since that's not written down in a Main lesson book. They are really curious children and are a wonderful dream come true. Gosh, I love them!