|Books waiting to get organized for the year.|
|Heading out to explore even with the smoke filled air. The wild fires are really bad this year!|
|Feeding the birds.|
For History we are reading Jean Fritz. She is a fantastic children's author that writes American History books that are fun and interesting for younger children. Especially boys who love history!
For Science we are doing unit studies using a combination of living books, activities from More Magnets to Mudpies, and Let's-read-and-find-out-science.
We have a reward system in place that my dad calls "bribery". Maybe he's right but it works so I'm not about to change it! My kids don't get allowance for house chores they are just a requirement but they get stickers which can be turned in for money for school work. There is a minimum that has to be completed each day to get a sticker and extra stickers can be earned for doing extra work. Each sticker is worth $1.00. So if they choose a toy at the store that costs $8.00 we black out 8 stickers. They also love to go to Ollie Koala (a kids game place) so they can trade in 12 stickers for a trip there. I use a laminated calendar for our sticker system which is how we do our calendar lessons for the year. Nate fills out the dates each month and gets a review of the calendar ever day he completes his work and earns a sticker.
So far things are going better than expected so keep us in your prayers with that!
I would love to hear how you do things!!! I'm always looking for inspiration!
We also like to play spider man hehe.....