allthough superficially it looks pretty bare, it was a very out and about week. Monday spent at the science museum and natural history, so lots of facts – bb partic liked the bugs section this time. worth more than reading a book and met up with friends too. weds was another day out with friends, walking and geocaching. conservation friday morning and the weekend at my parents gave 2 1/2 home days. home ed is like this. some weeks are more ‘worky’ and others more ‘visity’
of course there is now just bb. this was our first week back to home ed. we had 3 home days, 1 group day and 1 out day. [ as all blogged] we all thought it was a good start . no evening activities yet have started.
SB has worked really hard this week. SHe has done a lot of music theory, and is now getting a merit in her practice papers. She has also done home ballet practice. some friends of ours suggested an app whcih you can also do on a lpatop to help with languages and is free. this is duolingo. I have suggested to SB that driving her french forward a bit will help her settle in more quickly on her french exchange, and she agrees, and also she can do italian on it, as we struggle there with the aural component.
I must take a pic of BB’s ticksheet before she rubs it out and starts again! I need to add a few things she did at cub camp.
bearing in mind that it was ‘half term’ and bank holiday, so only 3 ‘working’ days, i think we did ok. SB achieved 28 ticks – lots of music theory as grade 5 this term. BB only 11, but a lot of playing in the sun. Our not so ticky ed stuff was the sky skills day out, as detailed below.
SO I have very definately made sure i took pictures of them this week!! TADA
Both have done well and will be raiding the book box. less music prac from BB as she really bashed her wrist, and SB only just picking up from her wrist injury – sigh! BB also pretty maths resistant this week, so need to make more of an effort at maths, reading eggs and explode the code next week. SB is in the middle of writing a huge story for galore park english currently.
here is how a bookish home ed day may work…
realised i didnt get a pic of either tick sheet – weekend too busy and then they were rubbed off. argh! SB at 31, a fair mix of things. BB at 19. hmm, must capture this week then! BB happy with her music prac and is v happy now with reading. She is officially a book reader . not a writer yet, tho hoping that will come before too long! SB has started second galore park french and history book and is plugging through singapore maths. she is also working hard on music theory as grade 5 this term.
SB did show her ticksheet to friends tho
It has been a half and half week with activity and bookishness. daytime out and abouts to multisports, the conservation group [which takes out most of friday] and the usual clubs and stuff. BB has lost her ticksheet, but doesn’t think she made 20. i dunno, she might hve done. Here is SB’s. since this term she has her grade 5 ballet and music theory, hoping to do a few extra of those. not much in the way of music prac as her sprained wrist hurt too much. SB has also finished book 1 syrwtl french woohoo
This was a very good week for bookishness and ticksheeting, but not such an exciting week for going out and abouting, though we did have weds out at wodenswmeet, so not all chained to a desk . Boom or bust really. SB did a really good week though, with 38 things on her sheet, a fair bit of variety and less faffing.
BB nearly made her 20 but is steadily doing things, which is what we’re after. beening out and about at the weekend though emeant that we are down on the music prac, so must get that going this week, or there will be tears again.
a very busy out week, tuesday an eglish interpreting art into poetry and prose session which SB loved, weds history and then multisports thurs and conservation friday meant sb not so busy bookwise, and the weekend away at guides. so 23. but some of those do take quite a while to do.
BB did well as her things take less time and she had the weekend too. she has done some excellent piano and cello practice, and following nanny’s 4th finger excercises and breaking down that panic seems to have got us over that hump.
i am doggedly putting these up so that i can reflect on good intentions and actuality!!
it was the easter week, we had my parents here and my nephew and niece, we mostly crafted, played games and watched the odd attenborough type thing. so bb doesn’t have a ticksheet. she did do music – cello and piano, and mum has given us some ideas for the 4th finger ‘hump’ . knowing the week, she did about 10, so happy with that, even if mostly crafting, knex and lego
SB did complete a ticksheet. i asked her to do 2 practices and 1 home ed bookwork a day tho could be a shorter amount. She was aiming for 25 ‘things’ and did 24
and a fair bit of music prac – which was good