I miss doing our weekly homeschool wrap up and reading Alicia's blog and Mary Wilson's makes me want to renew it.
Starting this week we are only doing school about three days of week and not sweating it if we decide to do only two. I consider January the start of our school year because of all the moving and switching of curriculum we didn't do much school Sept-Dec. We finally figured out a way to make math work for us. I love Teaching Textbooks but my girls don't like doing math on the computer. Now I print out the lessons and we do them at the table and then they plug in their answers afterwards.
Marleigh is struggling with reading and is not the most enthusiastic when it comes to doing her All About Reading. We only do it once a week but more often than not tears will fall. But with her personality if she gets a little upset/sad/happy she will cry. She feels all the things and I love her for it. So following in her older sisters footsteps we will take our time with reading until she's ready.
Our read aloud right now is Kate Dicamillo's Louisiana's Way Home. It's impossible to go wrong with any of her books.
Miette just finished up Eleanor and Park. I've noticed it takes her a long time to read through a middle grade book but she will fly through a YA title. But I have to preread them because YA can get very very spicy and not appropriate for a almost 12 year old.
Kenzie is reading My Side of the Mountain for her Blossom and Root curriculum.
Miette has been working on riding bareback which is very helpful for balance and for when you ride with a saddle. Plus it's easier to tack and untack so a perfect solution for the lazy equestrian.
The girls also got their spring vaccines yesterday so they are all good to go until the fall.