|Fourth Grade Terms 1-2 books/AO 3.5|
For copywork, I am using a 3rd grade penmanship book (orange one in above pic) to reinforce his cursive letters and word formation. He does print with his occupational therapist, and she works with him on speed. I work with him on fewer carefully done letters and words. He is now to the point in the workbook where he gets back to copywork, which is copying poems and such word by word.
|artwork learned from Draw Write Now book 2|
For Spanish, I've backed off of Rosetta Stone (one day a week) and have added Duolingo once or twice a week. I'm looking into ULAT now, going over the teaching videos and figuring out how it would work for us. Its free online and looks very complete, from what I've seen so far.
For picture study, music (classical, folk and hymns), Shakespeare, and now Plutarch's Lives, we are following the rotations at Ambleside Online. These 'riches' really bring life into our homeschool, along with handicrafts, nature study and poetry. He has now added 'painter' to his list of possible occupations, along with builder and weatherman. :)
|Lookout, future painter at work!|
We are almost done with What Would Jesus Do? (buddy reading), which along with memory work, has been our Bible time. I'll go back to the list of stories we used in year 1 and 2 and finish it off for next term's Bible. I'm doing poetry selections from some nice picture books I found at Half-Price Book Outlet (love that place!). For history, science, literature, etc., we are following the AO schedule exactly.
All in all, term 1 of fourth grade has been a success, despite various health issues, new kittens, frequent babysitting and other life things trying to throw us off.