We took a break from school today. I've always did only 4 days a week and today seemed like a good day to take off. The fact that I've taken off about 5 months in the past year doesn't count does it? LOL
For Brianna's spelling we are working our way through the McGuffey's spelling book. We take one lesson at a time, Do the half the list one day, half the next. If she misses a word she writes it 20 times. The 3rd day we just do the words she's missed. By the end of the week she's always able to spell all of them.
For her math, I just wing it. If there is something she's lagging in we focus on that. She's way ahead in addition but behind in subtraction so we've focused on that the last few days. I checked a list the other day of what she should know by the end of 2nd grade and that was the only thing she wasn't 100% in so that's our focus now. We don't follow a curriculum. I just add things in as she seems ready for them. That has been our main focus of late.. Math and spelling. She's developed a love for SoDuku puzzles so I try to keep her supplied with them. :) She is so far ahead in reading I don't worry about it, is learning spanish like crazy, and will soon be learning how to farm. Nothing like real world schooling. :) The fact that she has SEEN a volcano up close and played in the hot water from it's heat is school you can't beat. :)
Playing in the ocean and watching the tide come in/ go out..
Seeing birds, monkeys, and thousands of animals up close.. amazing. :)
Jesse, Jesus, and Christian are staying down at the farm for 2 weeks. They should get a lot done! They got the bottom half of the bodega ready to frame up the top half. Yesterday they harvested corn by hand. One thing's for sure.. we'll all be in better shape after living there for awhile! Jesus is preaching at the local church in the village on Sunday morning so that's awesome. :)
I ran the dehumidifer in our room today for about an hour. There was about a 1 GALLON of water collected in the room.. in an HOUR. WOW.. the rainy season has begun! I also had to go through the kids room and collect stuffed animals, small blankets, clothing, etc.. that smelled of mildew and wash it for the first time since the last rainy season. Running the dehumidifier this year in each room for about an hour once a week will help that this year.