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Friday, April 16, 2010

First Grade Week 38 in Review

YEAH!  We are finally done with another week of first grade.  I don’t know about the rest of you homeschoolers, but it sure does seem like time goes by much slower in the springtime.  LOL!  Maybe it’s because I would rather just enjoy the weather than school.  OOPS!  Did I say that?  No, I wouldn’t ever trade school for nice weather…smile_embaressed  Anyway, with all of that said, here’s how week 38 went for us (we finished it on Wednesday I think…I don’t even remember):
Heritage Studies:  We continued to discuss how a family has rules.  We also discussed how a family works and plays together. 
Math:  Caleb learned how to add doubles, add near doubles, and add 9 or 10. 
Bible:  We reviewed all of our memory work thus far, and our Bible story was on “Giving What We Have to Jesus.”
Vocabulary:  We added “simple, rude, wind, sob, and damaged” to our list of vocabulary terms.
Phonics & English:  We added “-ead, –ild, –ind, –olt, –old, –oll, –alf, and –alk” to our list of word families.  “Guess” was added to our list of service words.  In English skills, we discussed contractions.
Extra Stuff:  We’re still enjoying the spring session of co-op.  We’re also having lots of fun with playdates and park days with our homeschool friends.  I LOVE the flexibility of homeschooling.  It’s so fun to get all of our work done, and then enjoy the rest of the day with our friends.  Fun stuff!!!!
Caleb is also doing well in gymnastics.  Now that he is in the correct class, he’s learning all of the techniques, rolls, stretches, and other exercises.  Hopefully he’ll continue to enjoy it for a long while.
Speaking of Caleb, we are in the process of seeking a 2nd opinion on his diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome.  I mentioned it to the other pediatrician at the practice we use when I took Micah in on the 6th.  She said that she would mention it to the referring pediatrician.  Hopefully they will get the ball rolling quickly.  Brian is going to call and schedule an appointment with the pediatrician so he can share our thoughts and concerns.  Maybe his meeting will expedite things even faster.  We’ll see…I will definitely keep everyone posted.
Caleb’s tics seem to be improving at the moment, so we are happy about that.  We’ve noticed that most of his arm/leg jerks happen when he’s telling us something (standing in front of us sharing a story or something else exciting) or standing at the front of the class at co-op.  So, maybe it’s all “anxiety” related.  Again, we’ll have to wait and see what becomes of the 2nd opinion. 
As always, thanks for following our adventures at Childress Academy.  Check back soon for details about Week 39.

2 comments:

Mighty M said...

Hannah loves doing her gymnastics too! Glad Caleb is doing well right now - keep us posted on the 2cd opinion!

SuzyQ said...

I am so glad Caleb is doing gymnastics. Now I will have someone to talk to. I have noticed he is doing so much better with his ticks than at the beginning of co-op. I will continue to keep him in our prayers.

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