|new composition books|
Because I wanted to continue my planning work during this week, I came up with a list that allowed the boys to work independently most of the time. I put daily assignments on separate index cards for each subject for each boy. As they completed their work they placed the cards into the work basket. Most of the days, they worked quickly without my help. I limited the subjects to reading, math, computer programming, book club project, and educational videos. I chose most of the videos for the week with each boy being allowed to make one selection. They also spent time playing outside in the snow, visiting the library, trying out new board games they received for Christmas, and reading their new books.
While they were occupied with learning, I started some planning for the remainder of our school year. I picked up a few new books over the summer that I haven't incorporated into our schedule yet. Don and Jenny Killgallon's books Sentence Composing for Elementary School and Sentence Composing for Middle School are looking like a good alternative to a more traditional method of teaching composition, especially for JT. I am also considering using Dandy Lion's Advancing Writing Skills with JT. As always, I have too many good choices and am struggling to choose the best one.
|a few math choices|
|technology to conquer|
I feel like things are really coming together for the upcoming months. It's hard to believe we are already half-way through this school year. As always, time flies when you are having fun!