The kids are moving forward well with Hooked on Phonics. Logan passed another book this week. He is basically in the middle of the 1st grade program and picking up speed as we go. If he had more confidence, he'd move forward even faster. He will resort to sounding out words he knows, just to make sure he gets it right. He second guesses himself and it slows him down. Ideas to help him gain confidence?
Felicity is currently working on the K Hooked on Phonics program but is still in the beginning of the program. We are taking it nice and easy.
I invited my Papa to come do school with us on Monday. Best idea ever! Oh my goodness, the kids had so much fun with him. He walked the kids through their reading and handwriting lessons. Then he sat in on our History lesson. It was such a boost for us all! It was amazing to see my kids work with someone else and it was good for me to see someone take different avenues with our same old same old.
We started Story of the World Volume 1 recently and are really enjoying it. This week we learned about the first forms of writing. Here's some pictures of the kids giving Cuneiform a try using play dough and popsicle sticks.
Can you see Kian's K?
I wrote the kids' names in both Cuneiform and Hieroglyphs.
The kids LOVED learning about a Pharaoh in Egypt named Narmer who conquered another king, joining "Upper" and "Lower Egypt" into one country. However, they weren't too interested in Sargon, King of Mesopotamia who basically did the same thing. Hmmmm. I have a feeling its because King Narmer was portrayed with an eagle on his arm. The boys ate that up!
No math this week as a friend is taking a look at our curriculum. But Logan is having a hard time grasping skip counting so any tips would be appreciated!
So, how did your homeschooling week go? I'd love to continue the conversation in the comments field. And if you care to write your own Sum it up Saturday, PLEASE leave a link! I'd love to read it.