Kaarina learned the place value of one hundred the other day. She said that it was easy. It was interesting that she found the place value of a hundred easy because it has been rough to learn the tens and one’s place.
In addition to that, she has been able to subtract easier than she has been able to add. It is becoming clear that I have been lacking a little in helping understand addition. So throughout the summer, we are going to see about writing numbers on a pad of paper every day to improve her sequential memory of numbers.
When I bought a curriculum from oak meadow for my son’s third-grade homeschool lessons it would have us draw what we learned and write a sentence of what we remembered from the lesson being taught. So I have implemented this for the girls as well. They seem to enjoy being able to draw what they interpreted from the story or even just copy their favorite picture in the tale.
After learning place value we read “The Clown of God” by Tomie DePaola. It talks about the hardships the juggler had gone through and the fact that despite his hardships he loved making people laugh.
As you can see this time we just copied a sentence to help them learn strucure and spelling. I wrote the sentences down and had the girls trace them then I would teach them phonetic sounds and have them read the sentences back to me.
After school was complete we decided to start cleaning up our campsite. I put Kaarina on sweeping the dirt off the concrete patio and Charlie to racking the dirt to spread it out and to make it as flat as possible. As you can see Kaarina took her task way more seriously than Charlie did.
This is one of the many posts I have started and stopped writing due to getting distracted. Throughout the next few months, you will see more posts like this. I am going to post my old posts intermittently throughout as they become complete. So you all will see some posts dating back to 2021 that I have been trying to work on. This post is from when we were getting ready to leave the Mojave Desert.
I hope you have enjoyed learning a little about what our school day looks like. On the days and weeks, we need to move we just do language arts and math. This helps us be able to prepare for the move. We then take a break for a week while we travel. During our break from bookwork, we visit museums and explore nature in each place we visit.
Thank you for skimming through my post. I hope you enjoyed our day-to-day work. Please like or comment below.