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Afterschooling Update

It’s the middle of August and we have been having long, lazy summer days around the house.  Jenna (25m) has been reading books, playing in her playhouse, building with bricks and “playing letters” with her Word Whammer.  We continue to write a Morning Message each day, and have been reading and making Homemade Books.  She is not impressed with the new Consonant Vowel Consonant books at all!

Bruce (6) has been building with Legos, reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban as well as lots of Calvin and Hobbes, playing with the hose in the backyard, and trying to convince my husband to take him on a climb of Mt. St. Helens so that Bruce can collect volcanic ash and make concrete like the ancient Romans.  (ie. we’ve been listening to Story of the World a lot too!) 

I’ve also been letting Bruce play Clue Finders Third Grade Adventures, which is pure edutainment and not nearly in the same category as Reader Rabbit 2nd grade math.

When we can get Jenna to miraculously take a nap, Bruce and I are working on All About Spelling Level 2, which I will be blogging about soon.  We are also just starting into the Greek section of my SLE Inspired Reading List.  Bruce has slowed down a bit with Right Start Level D.  He has done about 34 pages this summer, but now is pretty bored with it.  Life of Fred Cats and Life of Fred Dogs have arrived in the mail today, and so I’m going to switch him over to those for fun.  The math concepts will all be review for him, but I want him to enjoy math.


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