Apparently we have REALLY been back into the groove of things if I have allowed this much time to pass without making a post! Goodness! Ok, well, let me catch you up: We have started a new unit in reading on Fables (this is turning out really nice for us because a lot of the bedtime stories that the Monk reads are Buddhist fables, so he's able to make connections really nicely). He is particularly enjoying watching the old Disney cartoons that go along with the different fables (I mean, have you seen the old "Grasshopper and The Ants" recently? It's definitely NOT PC!). Still, he likes them (anything that has to do with being able to watch cartoons), and they are a fun break during our lessons.
As for our other subjects, they are rather typical, you know, math (we're doing measurements, bar graphs, and line plots), science (Life Science right now - plants and animals), and Social Studies (communities, maps, and continents). Things have been a little topsy-turvy over the last couple of weeks, so Art and Music have taken a bit of a back-burner, but I'm hoping to get us back on track real soon. Luckily, for us, we are able to have flexibility in our days...that is one of the greatest things ever, because, boy, do we often need it...
How it all started...
I was a public school teacher for 6 years in a very urban middle school for both 7th and 8th grade. As the red-tape got thicker and teaching became more of a business rather than a place to prepare young minds to enter into the world, I decided that if I was going to work that hard to give an education to someone, it should be my own son. So, my adventures in homeschooling has begun.
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