Monday, 19 May 2014

Sadly Neglected Blog

I have been neglecting this blog because I have been very busy with both of my daughters' education.

This year is an important year for L with all of her exams that she is doing and so I have been driving her to and from school each day. I've been supporting her with her exam revision and making sure that she gets to the right activity on the right day for the right time.

I've also been supporting another young person with an IGCSE that they are working on in addition to attending school full time. It's very intense!

M has moved on from the Solar System and now we are studying Oceans. We did a lapbook from In the Hands of a Child called Under The Sea. It's a multi-level/age/ability project pack. It is for Grades K to 2 (K = Kindergarten or Year 1 [5 years turning 6] and Grade 2 is Year 3 [7 turning 8]. It covers the types of sea creatures, the four oceans and acknowledges that some people consider there to be five oceans [Southern Ocean is not classed as an ocean by some scientists/oceanographers].

We are studying another type of ocean unit study by Simple Schooling called Let's Learn About Oceans which is a unit study that I found on Currclick. It is for multiple ages and has 19 units which have reinforcement activities for reading comprehension. We will move on to In the Hands of a Child's Ocean Habitats project pack. I think Under The Sea gives a good starting point to studying about the oceans and the next one takes it farther.

We are enjoying the sunshine and going out to play while the school day is on.

We attend music group and lapbook group each week and it's really nice to have those activities.

Until next time :-)