Monday, September 12, 2011

September 12th line up

      We officially started on 9/7/11, we looked at the books, did a practice spelling test, went over the north American 50 states, and worked on flash cards.
      On 9/8/11 I had to fill in at work due to a flood in our area. We live in Afton,NY. if you go to this link, scroll down till you find photos by Penmom4, these a photos of my town that I took, there are other photos of other areas from different people around the flood area on this page also. 9/9/11 was not a good day to do lessons either.
     Today 9/12/11 was a good learning day. We did not get to start at 9am like I planed, He had a hard time falling asleep last night so I let him sleep till 9.  Today we started with math, we learned how to write expanded forms for large numbers. Example:
       Slandered form: 300,256,526
       Word form: Three hundred million, two hundred fifty-six thousand, five hundred twenty-six
       Expanded form: 300,000,000 + 200,000 + 50,000 + 6,000 + 500 + 20 + 6
       Expanded form with multiplication: (3 x 100,000,000) + (2 x 100,000) + (5 x 10,000) +
                                                                  (6 x 1,000) + (5 x 100) + (2 x 10) + ( 6 x 1)
  In our reading book we read a story and answered questions on vocabulary skills, reading skills and study skills. In spelling we started with short vowel letters. We stopped for lunch for 24 min. Then we worked on his history book, we began with the study of before humans arrived. We read about the ice age and did some computer study on Lake Agassiz .
Altogether we worked 3hours and 5 minuets. I am sure as the times will get longer as the year goes on.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Game Plans

   Received our home school books a week ago. So far I have worked out two weeks of lessons for half of the classes.  Now the hard part; science, history,geography, and health. I say the hardest part because I have been trying to work a plan for 3 days now. Ugh. My thoughts creeped up on me and now I am looking up test companies to ask them for a sneak peek at end of year tests so I know what he needs to study.  Especially when the Geography book is for grades 5 and 6, and the U.S. History book is grades 5-8+. Now I am at a stand still. My next post will hopefully be the cure for my stand still. LOL!
Blog ya soon.