For our fifth year I've barely bought any new resources. But here's how the year is shaping up:
We're sticking with JUMP Math supplemented by games and manipulatives.
Spanish lessons will be done on-line. The boys will be doing spelling on-line, reading a loud every day and continuing to write several times a week. They love writing almost as much as I do.
I'm still undecided upon what direction to take social studies.
I have high hopes for "How to Survive Teaching Health." My greatest lament about using the British Columbia's Distributed Learning System is having to supply proof that I taught the boys formal health lessons. ACK!!! I make them eat vegetables, isn't that enough?!
Guess what's Zarf and Klaxon's favourite subject? Here's a hint:
This weekend was our town's leisure fair and we've fleshed out the physical education and performing arts components of the year. We bought our membership for the x-country ski club and signed the boys up for lessons starting in February. Zarf is back in speed skating twice a week. Both boys will be in the skill maintenance program for their swim team. I hope that we can schedule that around their commitment to the musical theatre program and hip hop dance practice. Starting next week we also have dog obedience classes on Saturdays.
In short: I'm going to be spending all my time at the rec. centre until spring time.