Today was our first day of term two. We got of to a bit of a rough start but I was happy that the children got everything done that I planned for the day.
We are revamping Tom and Amelia's spelling program. They did a progress test and I was a bit disappointed with their results. I have always wondered how to teach spelling and struggled with the program I have written for them both. It is one of the hardest areas of their curriculum for me. I am getting a new program from IEW called The phonetic zoo. From the reading I have done about it, this program has much more success in teaching children spelling and retaining the information. What I find with the spelling we do at the moment is both Tom and Amelia do well in the test I give at the end of the week, but they are not retaining the information long term. That is the main goal so I need to do a revamp. I am glad I have found a program that I can try for this.
We are going to be doing a unit of work this term on the Saints. The children have all chosen a saint that they will study.
Tom is studying St. Matthew. Amelia is studying St. Helen and Christopher will study St. Christopher.
We will also be learning about Divine Mercy Devotion and St. Faustina.
Our time table is still the same as I posted last year except for kindergarten pickups.