It's been 5 months since I've posted in this thread! Yikes!
A lot's gone on! We raise a gosling, three ducklings, and two chicks. We learned a lot more about acids and bases, and volcanoes, and phonics and numbers.
School's started back up, and our school is awesome! They've supplied us with great curriculum, and supporting us parents online (with no required Zoom meetings for the kids--hallelujah!), and I'm really loving the structure/support of knowing what to teach, and then the freedom to teach when works best.
For example, before school actually started, they let us come by the school and pick up a BIG box full of curriculum and workbooks and math manipulative. My kids were excited about it...so we read all 20 chapters of their fiction book (The Wild Robot), and spent hours working on phonics and math. The kids were excited to see all their new stuff, and I was totally going to ride that wave of excitement!
On Monday we spent 2 hours working on math--they were interested, so I figured I'd just focus on that. Wednesday we worked on Phonics over an hour, as well as history and music. I just kind of play it by ear, and we get done what we need to do, when it works best for them. I love it!
Here's pictures of what we did through spring and summer, starting off with testing PH with a cabbage indicator.
(The laundry detergent has a PH of 11! ...one more reason why NOT to eat Tide Pods, or anything else like that. And to Clean with Cleaners You Can Eat, whenever possible)
I'm really loving the structure/support of knowing what to teach, and then the freedom to teach when works best.
That's what I loved about distance education teaching with #2 Son. With his learning disability, some subjects really exhausted his brain, so we'd work in the morning when it was too cold for me to be outside and then again in the evening when it was dark by 6 pm or earlier. He learned better and I got some outside stuff done - win-win.