Busy School Days
We finished our Crime and Punishment Unit in the Konos Volume 1 Book. I didn't cover every little idea that I had scribbled in my lesson planner. I did, however, cover the main items, and we managed for the very first time in my Konos history to finish a unit ON TIME. I can just hear the shocked gasps from my Konos friends as they read this post. I have long been the four-times-as-long tag-a-long Konos Mom. So, this year, I'm truly excited that for once, I'm starting off the year on track!
We are finishing up last year's A Beka books (Math) as review. My son, 8, is doing the end of his second grade Math book. My daughter, 6, is doing the end of her first grade Math book. I suspect this will last a few weeks or so, and we are combining a few 4th and 3rd grade worksheets in from workbooks we purchased at a wholesale club. I am considering buying Math-U-See for them as well. I have the entire Miquon Series, also. I might try to utilize that this year, and see how well they take to it. My son has trouble staying focused on the A Beka because of his tendency to get easily distracted. My daughter seems to be doing fine with A Beka, but gets easily frustrated and I really feel like the concepts are not sinking in as well as they could with a more manipulative program such as Miquon or Math-U-See. This will be a nice year to switch and see how they improve. I am ready to let go of the "busy work" and switch gears.
So, we are starting Friction and Resistance, Action and Reaction this week... and hopefully, I can find all the interesting Science project supplies to make this unit fun. Today we had the nice distraction of family to enjoy, so we haven't gotten to any Konos activities yet this week. First thing on my list for tomorrow is the library.
I'm off to dreamland. Have a wonderful Tuesday! Hug and kiss your children - one day, you'll blink, and they'll be all grown up!