We are enjoying the books this term. We will finish Leonardo da Vinci this week, and start Michelangelo after break (both by Diane Stanley). We finished a children's version of Marco Polo, and will start a more challenging version (by George Towle) of that after break as well. Other than that, we are following AO Year 3's booklist to a "T"!
|Reading in "the fort" with Goosie the cat|
He struggles with reading and writing on his own - he can do it, but not as much as I would like. I'm having quite a time determining how much to expect from him day to day, as his mood changes. His OT told me he likely has dysgraphia in addition to SPD, so I've been learning more about that, and trying to adjust my expectations.
A+ Interactive). Its going pretty well, although the emphasis on terminology and definitions took me by surprise. I don't think he really comprehends wordy definitions right now, but the actual math he has no problems with. He's doing third grade math right now, and is in chapter 3 currently with A+ and Lesson 54 in Graded Work in Arithmetic (which we started last year).
In addition to freshening up math, we have started Creating a Masterpiece for art. I haven't really done art instruction with him, and am certainly no creative-type myself, although I'm working on that with my new free time. Due to my lack of confidence in this area, I was glad to find this great DVD program at the Teach Them Diligently conference back in May. We have completed one project and are now working on a clay turtle.
I will try to be more diligent about updates here, as well as what I'm learning apart from school. At the moment, I'm reading Waverly, by Sir Walter Scott, along with other ladies on the AO Forum. I'm also trying to finish the latest Game of Thrones book before leaving for vacation, and its over 900 pages! I think I can do it :)