- Spelling words are easy
- Grammar is about pluralizing nouns (irregular and regular), digraphs/blended sounds, types of sentences and how to write a sentence correctly (capital letter and punctation), capitalizing proper nouns...I think about half of the lessons are review for her and the other half are helpful concepts.
- In literature, she's learning about different types of stories: fiction, nonfiction, historical fiction; recognizing other writings like magazing articles and talking about the authors and illustrators. She's read the following assigned stories in addition to books of her own choosing:
Clara and the Bookwagon
Several of Aesop's Fables
Sam the Minuteman
George the Drummer Boy
- We work on handwriting in each lesson, which was much needed. I see progress.
- Bella has to turn in a writing sample every month or so, and her first assignment is a narrative. She chose the topic: If you were granted one wish, what would it be and why? Guess what Bella's response was?
If I could be granted one wish I would be a rockstar. I like wishes when they come true. It would be my wish because I love when they sing on stage. People cheering for me, dancing, and the lights are awesome! If I were a rockstar I would play the drums.
- With our curriculum, we also have the option of joining interactive class sessions online. Last week, Bella presented a book report this way, and I thought it was cool. She got to decorate a page with pictures and text to help her share her story with a teacher and students online:
Bella's still flying through this subject as most is still review for her. Counting money, using dollar symbols and decimals, telling time to the nearest quarter hour, understanding a.m. and p.m.... I have to skip activities when I sense she knows a lesson and move on, or I lose her attention.