The start of this week was the end of my husband’s parent’s visit with us. They are from Florida so it’s pretty big deal when they get to come and stay with us, which means school gets modified a smidgen. Often times we do our basics (English and Math) on modified weeks, but this week we stuck to history and Bible as well as their Wednesday morning science class.
Grace reads a small portion of her history now. She is reading well above grade-level and this is how I start to teach independent learning. Little by little they become ready to take on a bit more. Currently Grace only reads a page or less. Eventually in the next guides we’ll move to where she is reading more and more until she is ready just like her oldest sister was.
I’m trying to do a better job of completing the science. Because the girls take a class science isn’t always the priority, but this little girl loves science and has a passion to become a nurse. Yes, I know she could change her mind, but I also want to guide her in her passions as much as possible. So I’m striving to fuel this desire.
We’ve used through 7 of the 13 guides available from Heart of Dakota. Although Preparing Hearts has been my favorite so far, it is also definitely the most challenging. The great news is I’m confident Beth will be completely ready for Creation to Chris in a few short weeks.
She’s really growing in her writing, not handwriting so much, but the content of her writing. She’s learning to write main points of her reading in her own words that are quite creative. Until this year she hasn’t really made effort in her writing beyond the minimum requirements I gave her. Now she’s creating beautifully crafted sentences and more of them than the requirements.
So there is our week. Just the basics!