We start “back to school” tomorrow, Aug 4th.
After much consideration, I’ve decided that we’ll be having Term Themes instead of monthly themes. That way we can work through all the information thoroughly instead of rushing through the basics.
Our theme for Term 3 is “ASTRONOMY“. I got a ton of resources from The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) and we’ll be working through all this information in the next 10 weeks. I will also be putting a lapbook together for Noo as we go along. We might even end up doing more than one lapbook this term.
With regards to his curriculum, we will be starting on his readers and writing worksheets for the first part of our day, we will then continue with his maths workbooks and worksheets and will also be starting on his math text book (I’ll post more on this once we have started it).
We received all this from The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO). We’ll be using these during our Astronomy lessons.
Our theme for June is Transportation. We will be working on our lapbook and the worksheets from our curriculum.
I have decided to allocate days specifically to lapbooking and spelling. I’m in the process of creating word lists based on the word lists in his Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. As soon as I have completed the lists and made the flashcards, which should be within the next few days, I’ll post the download link 😉 I have also downloaded the sight wordflashcards from Kizworld.com which we will be using in conjunction with the flashcards I’m in the process of making.
I downloaded this calendar from Graphic Garden and labled some of the days lapbooking and spelling. I also indicated the 16th as Youth Day, a national public holiday. The gold stars indicate weekends Noo visits his father. I have not labled Wednesday’s appointment as he isn’t aware of it just yet.
Our theme for May is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. We are working with the Book and Audio Cd as well as the lapbook I made.
Noo started on his lapbook today. He had to colour the cover sheet and the “What colour is the tree” book. He had a ton of fun doing that while listening to the cd.
As for his school work, I really have no complaints. I am proud to announce that he is reading short stories now and looking forward to his reading lessons. His writing still needs a little improvement on the neatness side, but that, I know, will come with time. His maths skills are, as usual, very good and he loves pulling his books out when its time for his lessons.
Today we started back at “school” after a well deserved 2 week break. I have now added a new “subject” during our lessons, so our “school” day’s routine has changed a bit.
Our time table now looks like this:
Reading – Learn to Read in 100 Easy lessons
Break for 10 minutes
He has done so well today, I’m very impressed and proud of him. We started work on our Resurrection Eggs lapbook today, which he is thoroughly enjoying. He is still doing exceptionally well in his maths and breezed through the 4 worksheets he had to do today. As soon as he has finished these 2 books, we’ll go over onto Gr 2 workbooks.
What makes this week even more interesting, is that its a 3 day week. April 27th and May 1st are both public holidays *YAY for long weekends*
I have set themes for the next 3 months. We start back at “school” on Tuesday April 28th.
April 28th – May 1st: Easter
I created a Resurrection Eggs lapbook to cover the crucification and resurrection of Christ and we will be working on this during the last 2 weeks of April. We will also complete worksheets relevant to the event and why we celebrate it.
May 4th – May 29th: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
I’ve put together a lapbook for this theme to work through. It will help Noo practice his letter recognition in a fun way.
June 1st – June 26th: Transportation
I put together my first lapbook from scratch which we will be working on in conjunction with the worksheets from our curriculum.
June 29th – July 31st: Astronomy
2009 is International Astronomy Year and as part of our Astronomy theme, I’ve created a Space Travel lapbook and I’m in the process of completing a Space lapbook. I’ll post a link to that book once its complete.
We also recieved allot of resources from Sivuyile Manxoyi of The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) which we will be using during the course of the month. I’d like to get a mini telescope, but we’ll see how the finances are beforehand.
I’m just started a lapbooking blog.
Here you will find all the lapbooks I have made for the boys.