I keep thinking I should write a new blog, and then I don't. Something happens and I don't. I sit down to write and get sidetracked, or interrupted and many times a combination of the two. And as I wrote those two sentences someone knocked on the door to try and pawn their religion off on me. That proves my point right there!
It's finally the end of the year (for school, that is). I feel like these past few months have dragged on since we finished quite a bit of the curriculum early, and I've been stretching for things to do and learn. That takes up a lot of time figuring out what we've done already, what should come next, what do we have planned, what can we plan, and what can I either get through the school or do for free. For now, I am (and I know the kids are) going to enjoy the break for June and July- before school planning starts up again in August. I'm also giving myself a huge pat on the back for surviving the year of homeschooling 3. We sure tried a lot of different things, and my dream of having everyone work quietly in one "schoolroom" has flown right out the window.
So since I am celebrating the end of the school year, here is a brief bit of what everyone learned this year.
Genius- Finished 5th grade. Learned Video design, C++, Multimedia Fusion game making, to Multiply/Divide 3 digit numbers, Early American History, Completed the Reading Plus college level in reading speed and accuracy, can write very good paragraphs, and can play all the sports offered very well.
Daredevil- Finished 2nd grade. Learned to play the drum set, read 8 notes and multi-bounces, to add and subtract 3 digit numbers with carrying (in his head too), to read words up to ones with silent-es, is starting to write and spell on his own phonetically, learned about famous Americans, and is done with the lower-level sports classes.
Princess- has learned her letters and can write her name, can follow the directions given by me (which was by far the hardest part this year), can add and subtract up to 10, can count to 30, has learned about the neighborhood and how things were different long ago, to tap dance and ballet dance, and learned to play soccer, football, kickball, dodgeball, track and field, volleyball and basketball.
Doorbuster- can sit and color quietly for 15 min or so, can identify vehicles, can count to 10 and backwards from 5, says Please and Thank you every time, to identify animals and uses 2-3 word sentences.
Oh and I forgot Science. Science is our favorite subject. We did flight, bubbles, space, moon, fossils, dinosaurs, circuits, electricity, and took trips to the Observatory, the Science Museum, the Hoover Dam (I'll do a post on that later), and had tons of fun.
It was a busy year.