She wanted to do school today so she's been busy with her new first grade materials. Today we:
Got Started with Phonics
Luci is using Abeka's phonics and reading program. Today was just a bit of review for her. She's anxious to start working in her colorful new workbooks.
Began working on memorizing a poem
The first poem we're working on is The Elephant, Author Unknown.
The elephant walks like this and like that.
He's very tall,
and he's very fat.
He has no fingers,
but he does have toes,
And goodness gracious,
What a nose!
Worked on some math
Using flashcards we worked on learning number words today.
When she was putting her name on her math paper I noticed she was taking a particularly long time to do so. I asked her what she was doing and she replied, "Mom, What? I'm a girl. I love loops!"
Learned about habitats and instincts.
Ben and Luci are both using Exploring Creation with Zoology this year. Today they learned about habitats and instincts.
Read about Indians
As I've mentioned, we are all studying American History this year. Of course, what each of the kids are expected to learn is dependent on their age. Today Luci learned about the first apartment buildings in America, which were built by Pueblo Indians. And using Google, we looked at what these first buildings might have looked like.