Monday, September 24, 2012

Class 2

We end our year in late November, early December. So as you are all starting your new year in America we are starting to finish up our year.

I thought I would share a little bit of what Sheth and I have done this year.

We have done Saints, and animal stories. I have not done as much as I would have liked as I have had one of the busiest and most emotional years of my life.

We have learned a lot of poems in English and also Afrikaans, as it is our second language.We have made a lovely poetry book. I wrote the poems in and Sheth decorated the pages.

We have been working on family words. I never did this with my other children. It has made a huge difference with learning to read. We have done almost 50 of them. We will just keep adding the family words to our special book, as we do more and more.

Sheth also revised his vowel caterpillar and drew it in his family word book.

I have been using the grade 1 readers from the LLATL blue book series. I have not had time to make readers this year so I improvised. I have not used the LLATL curriculum, just the readers.

We have other readers appropriate for his reading level that he will read and then circle articles in brown, underline nouns in blue, pronouns in purple and verbs in red. He is really good at this and enjoys doing it.

We have done maths using the Waldorf outline. Column addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Sheth has learned to carry numbers in addition and subtraction. We have worked on time - being seasons, years, months, weeks and days.

Sheth has also been learning his times tables. This needs lots of practice and even Caleb who is in grade 7 still needs to practice them. Times tables are the basis to ALL maths problems (or to ALL maths solutions).

We have had fun and we are working to finish off our year.

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