Monday, August 4, 2014

Day 1 of 2nd grade

Today we officially began homeschooling for the 2014-2015 school year! As before, I let Monster decide what we started with. He choose Math. This year we are using Saxon Math. 
Here is my set up.

Here is Monster coloring in the weather graph for todays weather. 

We were working on left and right. Monster knows this but I want to stick with doing what the book says the first few days! He was hopping on his right leg. 

For History we are using Heritage Studies 2. Our first topic was communities. We also discussed using a compass, where North, East, South and West are. 
Here Monster is writing out some vocabulary words and their meanings on index cards. 

As part of his History today he had to draw a map of our school room. Since we don't really have a school room I had him sit on the floor facing North and draw a map of the room he was in. 

For Language Arts we are using Lifepacs. One of the first lessons is to draw a picture of yourself. Monster did this in the bathroom so he could look in the mirror while he did this. 
He was talking about drawing ears. 

This is him working in the workbook that is part of Lifepacs. This was a tad confusing for us to start with since the teacher book doesn't give you a lot of guidance. It does give you extra activities to use and I may find some extras and throw them in. 

For Reading today, we read about the author of Charlotte's Web. We discussed his upcoming vocabulary words he would be learning. 
For Science today,  we started our first Young Scientist Club book. He had to match up vocabulary with areas in the Volcanos and the layers of the Earth. 

He did very well today for his first day back! I was a little worried since he just got home from church camp yesterday, but he did great! Let's hope the rest of the year is just as easy! 

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