our group now has our plot at a local community garden, which we started clearing out and will be planting seeds in this week.
lessons in the value of hard work
we finished Charlotteâ€™s Web and the corresponding language arts lessons, and then watched the movie!
our wild + free group!
keeping cool with beach days
Frog and Toad! Sethâ€™s reading fluency has been increasing dramaticallyâ€“itâ€™s so much fun to watch!
an introduction to photography with a simple film camera. additional lessons in self control (because you only have 12 shots) and patience (because now we wait forÂ processing)!
weâ€™re now in our interim month between 1st and 2nd grade, so besides plenty of Summer fun, weâ€™re diving in and finishing our study of the solar system and space exploration. one day we read the book Starry MessengerÂ by Peter Sis to learn all about Galileo!
Iâ€™m about to jump into planning out Sethâ€™s second grade year. In an interesting turn of events, I decided to use a new curriculum, My Fatherâ€™s World. This year weâ€™ll be using their â€śAdventures in U.S. Historyâ€ť for our history, literature, science, and Bible. Weâ€™ll incorporate our early American history Beautiful Feet Books, and will continue with Brave Writer language arts, and Math Mammoth (supplemented with Khan Academy and waldorf math work). This is going to be my first year really doing more serious advanced planning, but Iâ€™m doing it in a way that still allows us a lot of flexibility. Iâ€™ll share my methods here in a future post.