What’s in the box?

Last week I featured what the girl’s and little guy’s were doing.  This week I will feature what the older boys are up to.

Samuel & Isaac

Box 1–Is their bible reading, devotional stuff.  At times we will to hymn study and missionary study as well.  This week we will hold off on these because our focus will be elsewhere.

Box 2–Math is our focus this week.  Samuel will continue building speed and confidence with his multiplication and division facts.  Isaac is working on building speed in addition and subtraction and continuing to learn his multiplication and division.

Box 3–Samuel has been using The Phonetic Zoo for spelling this last year and just loves it.  For Isaac we take words from his reading for his spelling words.

Box 4–Because we are studying the Renaissance Samuel is reading Christopher Columbus.  Isaac listens and then narrates.

Box 5–We continue working through Learn and Master Piano.  We love this piano curriculum.

Box 6–This is a fun and easy Spanish curriculum.  Most of the time we work through the workbook together but the lessons are also on CD so the boys can work independently as well.  A very nice feature in our very busy household.

Box 7–We are just getting started with our guitar lessons and are loving it.

Box 8–We try and take a few minutes every day to nature study.  If we can’t go to a park we will forage around our gardens or even spend 10 minutes checking out who is visiting our bird feeder through the front window.

Box 9–This week we will be learning about Raphael, Martin Luther and Cortes and Pizarro.

Box 10–A fun way to work on handwriting skills is writing letters to friends and family.

Letter writing

Box 11–We continue our study of birds, in particular their wings and flight.

Box 12–We are working on increasing our reading time.  I spend at least 1 to 1 1/2 hours a day reading to the children but I especially want the boys to read on their own.  Now we do a lot of reading throughout the day in addition to school specific reading.  The boys will be working through reading lists from Robinson curriculum and Ambleside Online year 2 and year 4.

Specific reading

My best laid plans for my super planning day did not go as smoothly as I had hoped.  I will add more on what we are doing as I am able this week.  I am also hoping to get November’s meal calendar done tomorrow.  Until tomorrow.


Curriculum overview for the week of October 25-29, 2010

What’s in the box for Alexis and Olivya

This is what Alexis and Olivya will be doing this week:

We are studying the letter E this week and focusing on the number 6.

Box 1–

Letter E and the number 6 to put on the letter tree
Our Letter Tree

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Box 11

Box 12

We do not do every box every day but these will be our twelve activities we will focus on this week.

What’s in the box for the Tot and Tiny Tot.

This is what Paul and Chi get to look forward to this week:  Our tot and tiny tot join in with what Alexis and Olivya are doing.  But they do have specific activities that are just for them that hopefully are fun, teaching new skills and increasing their attention spans (we are really working on that one with Chi)

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Box 2

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Box 5

Box 6–  This week for bible we will focus on the story of Elijah.


What’s in the box for Samuel and Isaac?

I will post pics and descriptions of what they are working on later this week but I do what to show you the one new curriculum that we will be working of this week.

Both the boys have been struggling with their math facts.  So we will be taking a break from their regular math books and doing times tales this week.  We are all excited to start.