Recording in Progress: Week One

Books we Read: The Nile River by Allan Fowler

St. Nick seems to understand a little about the Nile. He can find it on a map with hints and realizes it's a unique river in Africa. I should have known he'd enjoy maps - I love them. He does too!

Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile by Tomie dePaola

We ended up photocopying this (sorry copyright cops) but St. Nick has had more fun than anything coloring the copied pages. We stapled it into a book and he feels special ownership of it. We've read it several times.

Geography from A to Z by Jack Knowlton and Harriet Barton

This one is giving me an education! Bute, Cascade, Crevasse. Love it. This would be a good one for us to buy.

Deserts by Angela Wilkes

Packed with info. We haven't read the whole of it yet, but St. Nick loves sitting and looking at the pictures (his favorite is the story of the rattlesnake's kill).

Books we're Reading: Egyptians by Stephanie Turnbull and Colin King

Secrets of the Pyramids (Maze Adventures) by Graham White

St. Nick LOVES this book of very creative mazes. (I like it too!)

Leading Little Ones to God

God's Wisdom for Little Boys

Egermeier's Bible Story Book

Projects: We made an Egyptian Paddle Doll (craft from Old Testament Days by Nancy Sanders, page 52). We used paper for the dress because the paint was in the office where Mud Pie was sleeping. St. Nick made another three dolls entirely On His Own the next day! He wanted a family of Egyptian dolls.

We also took a virtual field trip of Egypt.

For science we read a few pages in Science With Plants and did the Seeds in a Bag activity from Green Thumbs (p. 25). We'll read more about seeds this coming week.

St. Nick started a nature journal (a sketchbook) and sketched his seed experiment and then his observations.

We worked through more Reading Reflex, but I'm thinking of switching to Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. In Reading Reflex, we're onto the teaching the advanced code lessons. St. Nick still struggles with pages with too much text and really just needs a lot of practice. We didn't do any Bob Books and only a page or two from McGuffy's. Next week.

We did Earlybird Math K 2A, pages 3-12 with much enthusiasm.

And four worksheets for handwriting with much complaint. We did do a handful of Noun cards for our wordbank (a notecard file box), and St. Nick seemed to tolerate writing the words and drawing pictures. We really need to work on handwriting, however. (Ug.)