Wednesday, February 06, 2008

wrapping up first grade

We're just about finished with all of the first grade books and have been tip-toeing into the second grade ones. The next two weeks will finish it all off and then we'll dive into 2nd grade full bore. Not to say that we'll load on the work, I don't want to overwhelm her, but we'll be doing only 2nd and 3rd grade work from that point on. Actually, I take that back. We still have to read the book "What Your First Grader Needs To Know" but that should only take us about a month to cover since most of it is just reading classical literature. I'm hoping to knock out most of 2nd grade by the end of May so that we can just do science all summer long. Then in the fall we'll review 2nd grade and start on 3rd grade by Thanksgiving. School has been going well recently, even with tardiness each morning we are getting all the work done by 12:30 or so.

Paul has been participating in our daily geography lesson - we are learning all about maps - in addition to doing art with us and practicing writing his name. Next week we'll start on the alphabet with him.

I'm considering ballet summer camp for Giselle but I don't know the details of the program yet so I haven't even mentioned it to her.

see ya!

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