Friday, October 29, 2010

Week in Review: Halloween & Flexibilty

This week, we continued with our Halloween theme, making decorations out of a neat old activity book from the 80's.

We did a little Candy Corn math, which was a hit, particularly the subtraction part, since it meant L got to eat the candy.

We read and re- read our favorite Halloween books, with an ever increasing amount of help from L, as he learns to read more and more words.

Other than that, we did a lot of workbook work again, at L's request.

Although I did virtually a whole year worth of planning over the summer, I think it's time for me to re-evaluate our lesson plans in light of what we're actually doing here. I planned the year with minimal workbooks, and lots of fun hands on stuff. As it turns out L loves doing workbooks, and isn't much into a lot of the things I thought would be fun. I have to keep reminding myself that part of the reason we wanted to homeschool was to tailor the learning to his interests. Although we're not going to only do workbooks, it looks like we are going to be doing a lot more of them than I had planned, and lighter on the "fun" unit studies.

So that's our week in review, and somehow I didn't manage to take any pictures of us doing anything fun this week, but we did have fun. Just not the kind of fun I'd planned.  


  1. sounds like a fun week and its great that your re planning things for his interest.

    Sprite loves workbook pages and loves homework good thing to she will get plenty of homework once she starts school. :)

  2. Isn't that the way it goes. You plan these great ideas, and they don't go that way.