We are back to work after our two-week break.
8am this morning we were ready to go.
We started the morning singing several songs from our repertoire -
La Bamba Los Lobos version,
La Bamba Lila Downs version,
Lean on Me, Imagine, and War
We worked on our MEP math - fortunately an easy worksheet today. The more difficult worksheets can take us up to an hour, but today's was easy-breezy.
Then we learned about The Plant Kingdom with Mr. Q Science.
non-vascular and vascular plants, flowering and non-flowering plants, different forms of plant reproduction...
After Science it was time for break - 10:15 to 10:45.
Our second math class followed - frequency tables, bar graphs, and line graphs with this math resource.
To finish our morning - writing sentences with the new vocabulary words: neglected, bluffing, and desperate.
After lunch we started our next World History unit - The Rise of Civilization. We read about the specialization of labor and the development of trade routes.
My mom is visiting and brought with her a collection of the Little House books. I really wanted Lu to read The Little Prince, but Lu didn't get into it. It's the first time ever that he doesn't like a chapter book. He hasn't been picky at all with his reading - which might mean that I do a good job of providing interesting options, or that he's simply easy to please.
The collection was given to me when I was a child, but I don't think I ever even read the first one. I'm glad someone is going to read them! And Lu is loving Little House in the Big Woods so far.
I timed Lu's reading today. He read 15 pages of approx. 160 words per page in 35 minutes. I have no idea how that compares to how much or how fast other kids read, but I ran into a homeschool blog the other day where this 6 year old girl was reading Magic Tree House books in one sitting. It got me wondering - is Lu an especially slow reader, or is this little girl just freakishly speedy? Have you ever timed your kids' reading?