Lisa's Homemaking Corner

Lisa's Homemaking Corner

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

2nd Grade

Well, we have completed our 2nd day of second grade (any Veggie Tales songs come to mind? LOL!).  It’s going really well so far!  We are studying American History this year and it’s going to be so fun!  We have started a binder for our US History Notebook…I can’t wait to see this thing grow.  :-)   For our first day, we had a snack of yogurt, blueberries and strawberries.  We did a brief review of the Pledge of Allegiance, and we are doing a brief overview of maps.  Vincent got his own NIrV bible, and we will be focusing on the names of Jesus this year.  When I gave Vincent his bible, he wanted to look up John 3:16 :-) .  Last year in first, we learned all the books of the bible.  It took him awhile, but he found it and read it on his own.  I love it!  Vincent’s reading has really been coming along…he was able to read the directions and complete pages in his math and spelling books all on his own!  Friday we will kick off reading in history about Lief Ericksson.  We are also doing "I Can Do All Things" for art…starting off with very simple exercises, but we are both loving it.
Next week, we’ll explore his bible more, learn about Christopher Columbus, start music (starting off with "God Bless America"), start the "fun" science, and start Spanish.  I found a really good free resource for this here.  We want to eventually do Rosetta Stone, but we couldn’t afford it this year, so this will be at least a pretty good intro.  Vincent seemed a little leery when he learned he would be doing Spanish, so we’ll start gently and just see how it goes.  If he’s struggling, we’ll wait.
We’re both very excited about the year.  I love American History, even though I know there’s a lot I have forgotten, so it will be fun to re-learn things this year!  And it will be way more fun than the way I learned it (not homeschool).  :-)

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