What did we think of our curriculum? How did the students feel about their lessons? How we feel about their progress!
For our Pre-K student and focused on the Alphabet, numbers 1-20, brain games and art. We were excited to see the progress on her writing her name, tracing, and counting skills. We played games like Smart Farmer, Gobblet Gobblers, and Tiny Polka Dots. She learned how to use scissors, plant in the garden, connect the dots with numbers and ABC’s and understanding emotions. Overall , we very much enjoyed giving her the freedom to learn on her own this year. She is excited to do Kindergarten next year!
Kindergarten/First Grade Combo
When we began this year our student had just finished Kindergarten in public school and was very far behind in her education. We decided to do a combo class to catch her up on the ABC’s, reading, math and science. It was a struggle in math and science but she did very well in her reading. She now reads My First Books and can do basic addition and subtraction. While she made progress we decided to do First Grade for next year to allow her to learn on her own term. We loved the ALL ABOUT READING Level 1 Program, the Math-u-See Alpha, and the Building Blocks of Science Grade K. She loved art, the brain games, and picking up one of her books and reading! She is very excited to do First Grade next year!
Second/Third Grade Combo
This was a very interesting year. While our second grader did a combo class she completed everything we gave her and we had to order a few more things in the middle of the year. We had to look into fidgets so she would sit down but even those did not work. (We think she was not challenged enough). In math, she completed 2 levels. In English she finished 3rd Grade Literature books. Science Lessons & Investigations was a challenge because there was a lot of writing and she did not seem interested in the experiments. She enjoyed history and liked the workbooks for Story of the World Volume 1. Overall she completed 2 grades this year and will be moving on to 4th grade English and 4th/5th/6th grade math. She is excited to do 4th grade this year and have more choices with her studies!
Sixth/Seventh Grade Combo
We grunted and groaned this year working on grammar, reading comprehension, math, and science. There was a lot of progress made and our Seventh Grader moved up to the end of 5th grade reading comprehension. Which is a huge amount of progress because she was at a 3rd grade level at the beginning of the year. We enjoyed the Mosdos Press Literature Pearl Edition (6th Grade) because it allowed for a challenge but not too much to where she would have failed and disliked school even more. While she still did not pass English she was almost there in the reading comprehension and we know next year she will be ready to take on more reading and will have a better foundation for comprehending texts and books. In Pre-Algebra there was a lot of concepts she did not remember from previous years so we had to go over how to multiply decimals and understanding fractions. Overall, our student made a great transition and is enjoying school more. She is ready for 8th grade and says she wants to push herself more in English!