We got a late start to school today but that is ok, things have gone well. Riley started out by reading in his library book “Daniel Boone”, in his favorite spot. Right in front of the space heater! I constantly have to remind him to scoot back so he is not so close.
He has really enjoyed learning where each state is, making comments such as: “One day I want to go to California.” Or, “Someday can we got to Colorado?” Dreaming up future vacations!
We are close to being done with American History for this year. As soon as we finish we will start back up with Mystery of History which is a Biblical and World view of History. We will pick up with King Saul, David and Solomon, then move on to the Phoenicians. With the Mystery of History we will also do a time line, mapping and projects.
Riley had a new writing assignment today. I read in the Heart of the Matter newsletter for today an idea on “Would You Rather…”. He takes a scenario, “Would You Rather… live in a house made of candy or a house made of money?” He then wrote his answer in 5 sentences and really had fun with it! He asked me when he was done, “O.K. Mom, what is my next question?” Woohoo!! He actually enjoyed handwriting for today! It was also interesting as well as fun to read his answer.
We finished up Phonics and did a Math Test and we are done. Busy day but good and well productive! It was so nice to have a victory in handwriting today! Thanks to Angela at Heart of the Matter, what a wonderful idea!