So, maybe something to get me more organized would help... like doing the Daybook posts again, since they have prompts that tell me what to write about. Or the "Seven Quick Takes" or "Five Minute Fridays" or whatever posts I see that other people join in on. Those sound about right for my brain with its lack of organization.
So, maybe a Seven Quick Takes on what we are doing lately for school would be a good place to start??? Here goes...
Not having had a third grader before, I am not sure if this is about what one would expect from a third grader's earliest summary-writing, but it looks pretty good to me. So far I have been pleased with this method. She is writing narrations of brief saint stories twice a week too. Her longest ones by far are the fiction tales: fairy tales, Native American legends, and others are very easy for her to relate well, including lots of information.
Caroline says that Ancient Egypt is her favorite thing we are studying this year. She has been perusing several library books I have as supplemental resources to our main text. One is full of project ideas, and so today we made date candy. And hey, it is D week for Cecilia, so that works out great with the whole killing two birds with one stone (otherwise known as creating a seamless real-life family environment That Is Homeschooling - no, I don't know why I capitalized those last three words there; it just sounded good in my head). So here is a photo of that:
Caroline also made an Egyptian reed boat out of drinking straws and duct tape. She tried it out in our pond, and it floats very well!
Kindergarten... as I thought, we are not doing as many fun projects like baking and such as I did when we did Kindergarten the first time. But we are doing everything else we did, and we are getting plenty of reading time in. I am trying to get in the habit again of reserving library books for the next letter 2-3 weeks in advance so they all have a chance to meander throughout the entire state and end up in my local library. It is so cool that they can do that! Yay for taxpayer money being useful in a very tangible way for us!
Here is some of what Cecilia has been doing:
We did take a field trip for D week last week... we went to see the ducks at a local lake nearby. And I forgot to take my camera, so there are no exciting photos to share. We did see a mama duck with eight ducklings!