It didn't turn out as well as I would have liked because yesterday was so busy that we were unable to complete Monday's work. However, the kids did not see it as a problem--and not for the usual "I got out of school an extra day" reasons. It is that they can look at the schedule/assignments and know where there is extra time and how to combine those so they can have Friday off.
Incentive. Did I mention that?
I told the kiddos that if they wanted to work ahead I would allow it, on two conditions:
- They only get *one* shot at corrections per assignment. In the past it has been "make corrections until they are all correct".
- After one set of corrections the grade must be an A.
Another thing we discussed was reading being a non-negotiable factor. If they finish everything in two days, they must still read for an hour on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Friday is fun day... if they finish early in the week with A's they get to play video games all day long. I am certain between grades and video games I won't be winning Mother of the Year with a lot of homeschooling families but it's okay, my conscience is clear. :)
So today we read:
I love this story and amazingly enough Xander and Milan had never heard it but were happy:
We began the mummification project with apples and if you were to ask Xander what we are learning about he would tell you HU-MAN-ITY because he can't remember the word anatomy.
Yes, there are times we school in our jammies.
Guess who the camera shy person is:
Lots of math, grammar, vocabulary and reading but a great start to the second half of our school year.