* Daddy and I have read 136 books to Munchkin this term.
* A book list of all books read will be included in his portfolio for the year.
Munchkin enjoys his online Reading Eggs program as well as his online Teach Your Monster to Read program. He spends some time each school day working through the lessons.
Munchkin has learned to read this term. He is now enjoying a wonderful set of early reader books from our local library called Fitzroy Readers. We are excited to see his reading ability grow through the next term and beyond.
Since Munchkin is not reading fluently I do not require him to do a structured writing curriculum at all. He participates in some copy work (writing thank you notes and birthday cards) and will frequently ask us to spell words for him to write down when he is drawing.
As with writing, until Munchkin is reading fluently, he will not be expected to work through a spelling curriculum. I will begin our Ozspeller program with him next year.
Targeting Handwriting Yr 1
Junior Analytical Grammar requires too much writing/reading for Munchkin to participate yet so he will do this program in a few years time.
Munchkin continues to work through, and thoroughly enjoy, his Maths Plus Year 2 textbook.
Topics we covered this term in the Yr 2 textbook included:
Arrays of two, 1/2 1/4 or 1/8, Symmetry, Measuring capacity, Arrays of ten, Counting backwards, Faces vertices and edges, Comparing mass, Doubles and near doubles, Division using arrays, Flip slide and turn, Digital time, Subtraction jump strategies, Rounding to ten, Gather and compare data, Metres and half metres, Equal number sentences, Number patterns, Giving directions, Visualising area units, Extending addition facts, Rearranging numbers to 1000, Flip slide and turn, Creating a picture graph, Extending subtraction facts, Commutative property, View of 3D objects, The calendar, Repeated subtraction, Solving problems, Modelling 3D objects, Displacement
Diagnostic Review 3
Munchkin also enjoys the Mathseeds program online that is part of our Reading Eggs subscription. He works independently (unless he needs help with reading the instructions) and I am continually impressed at the level of difficulty he has mastered on his own.
Munchkin listened in on the read alouds with the older boys. The list of books is the same.
The early years of history/geography in the national curriculum focus mainly on identifying change and continuity within the family unit. They also look at significant people, events, places and sites. Finally they look at changes in technology on people's lives over time. All of this can be more than adequately covered with quality books so we read a LOT of historical fiction and non-fiction books that are aimed directly at Munchkin's age.
As for geography, students are to focus on sequencing events in order using terms related to time. They also compare objects from the past and present. Again, simple terms that are more than sufficiently covered in the number of books we read and the range of topics.
Term Three we focused on getting outside and moving our body. There are several lovely parks within walking distance of the house, so we visited them as much as we could - allowing the boys to run, jump and climb.
Term Three Holiday Events:
Bingo at local library
Fish Mobile craft at local library
Super Hero Clinger craft at local library
Birthday/Anniversary celebration dinner with friends
Tie Dye craft at local library
Play Date with homeschool friends