For History/Geography, we learned about the First Explorers: Leif Erikson and the Vikings, Christopher Columbus, and John Cabot. We also went on a field trip to LINCOLN'S HOME in Springfield, IL. (Lincoln is totally unrelated to the first explorers, but that's okay.)
For Science, we are learning about the animal kingdom, using the MFW curriculum, as well the Animal Science paces from A.C.E.
For Math, EL is working on counting money with a Kumon workbook. JJ is currently in Developmental Mathematics book 4.
For English, we are also using the A.C.E paces this year, and they are working out well so far.
What is really nice about the paces is that they are easy to pack up and take with us if we need to go somewhere. This past week, we had to take EL to several doctors appointments, but we took our paces along with us and both kids were still able to get at least a little bit of schoolwork in while we were gone.
For Home Economics, I am teaching the kids new skills in the kitchen, and in the laundry. Friday night, JJ had his first experience with making meatballs. He enjoyed it, and did a nice job.
He also helped make brownies for a back-to-school carnival we went to on Saturday afternoon. It was a beautiful day, and we enjoyed being with other homeschool families.
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