Homeschooling6 is on week four and you know what, I'm exhausted. Okay maybe not exhausted but it feels that way. Now that school has started I'm trying my best not to be on the computer and focus on our school days. We really need to get school done. The last two years seem to be a blur.
This year with Lance my 6th grader I'm doing a few things. I'm really a bit lost to be honest. Because I'm a bit scatter brained right now I'll just share what we will be doing this week because it's kinda going to change. For example last week we used more of the Thinking Tree journals and this week we won't. So books are coming and going each week.
The above picture is my scattered brain, hehe. A little of this and a little of that.
Today I read chapter on of The magician's Nephew. It was already past lunch when we got to this so all we completed was Bible. The topic was on temptation. The discussion started with Polly's temptation of the Uncle Andrew's rings. Lance also copied 1 Corinthians 10:13. And, um, that's all we got through today and believe me, it wasn't easy with Lance. Teaching him can be torture at times.
Okay, nice job, yeah, great. And he broke my charcoal pencil at that.
Ore remedial reading review program is Blast Off to Reading. He completed lesson 9. We do this together. He can read most of the words but I still want him to go through the whole book and together. I think he'll get more out of it if we do it as a team.
Using Language Well from Simply Charlotte Mason but couldn't afford it so I pulled out Fix It! Grammar. Lance and Ethan used this in 2014 I believe (it was a review item). Since I have the download as well we started from the beginning. So today we completed lesson one. Thankfully there wasn't a whole lot to do today because Lance was having an Aspie moment. He gets in this weird mood where he says his hands are ticking (not sure exactly but when they are tickling they hurt). Of course it only happens when he has to do school.
Thinking Tree. I don't have to sit and teach him anything. Yay because I can only handle so much with my little guy =)
Lance has been a bit difficult to teach and needs a whole different approach. It's amazing how different each child is. I'm about to pull my hair out with this one but I'm not, haha. We are just going to do a lot of different things this year. Hopefully that will keep school fun although Lance doesn't think any of it's fun.
I did let him have a lot of time outside using his archery kit he got for his birthday.
If you live right, chances are your children will too. But teach them everything. What you don't teach them someone else will-and you might not like those lessons.-The Delany Sisters
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