This weekend we've been practicing piano and getting some new stuff in the mail. I once read that homeschoolers get so many deliveries they end up knowing the UPS man on a first name basis. Ha-ha! In our case, I get more packages from the USPS.
We FINALLY got our Science books. I had to send the lady two messages. I purchased them on 9/3 and she didn't ship until 9/12. I am super glad she sent it priority, though. Got here the next day. And I had mercy on her because she sent me a message to let me know she shipped and said "God Bless." She did receive positive feedback. ;)
The books are great. I do not have the student notebook pages, but after
flipping through the teacher manual (coincidently, a teacher manual I do need
and will use), I noticed that there is a copy of the notebook page in each
lesson. It's just smaller. I can definitely make one of my own. I think these
lessons will be great for Neely as well. Right now in Neely's science, she
should be learning the five senses, however, while at Trinity K4 she learned
that. She just knows too much, is a great retainer of information, and is eager to learn and have fun!
We also got some History readers! They are both beginner sets, but one is for new readers and the other for kids who read well already. Each set has many of the same people in history. Each book covers one person and really just tells the main points about that person. I LOVE them. And Teagan and Neely wanted to read them right then. I just went through and looked at each cover, reading the name of the person, and telling them what that person did. Teagan has always loved Martin Luther King, Jr. and everything that he was about mainly because she is very sweet and loves people. I do have a special treat for them pertaining to him! Anyway, can't wait to use them. Thanks to my momma for buying this set for the them!
I'm not sure what we'll do with them yet...(obviously, we'll read them)....but I am wondering if we should do one a week and add something like posters or poems or models. I guess we'll do all that and then some, especially extra research.
I have had to move furniture so they can practice inside. Well, really I had to move furniture so they wouldn't hurt themselves because they were doing it regardless. Libby thinks she is one of them and she turns flips, rolling around on the floor like the roly poly she is. During their first class, she watched them a little while and then she took off her shoes. Poor baby thought she was doing it too. =( She's just too young for me to fork out money for that just yet.
This is them, ready for their second class. Pay no attention to the ketchup on Neely's face. She was HAWN-gry!