How could I not love teaching him? He's so cute!!
With having two older siblings, Nate wants to do school and asks for papers, written work, to do. So, here are some things we are doing this year and he is loving it all.
Purchased from Timberdoodle. Click the photo for the link.
Also purchased from Timberdoodle. I don't let Nate write in this book though. We use a small chalkboard from Handwriting Without Tears for his letter practice. We'll be adding their workbook soon.
We are also using the I Can books. Nate really, really loves these books. Also purchased from Timberdoodle for $48.95, click the photo for a link. At first, I thought the price was steep and didn't know if I wanted to spend that much for some basic workbooks. But, for me, I'm glad I did. Again, Nate asks for paper work all the time and last year I was spending time finding things online to print for him. Then, I didn't want to use too much ink, so would typically do some boring black and white pages. You certainly can teach these basic skills of coloring, tracing, cutting, pasting, and drawing without these workbooks. But, these are colorful, fun pages, and if you are like me, they were well worth the purchase to save time and I'm not spending money on ink cartridges and printer paper. So, he's happy and mama's happy!!
We are doing other subjects as well. For Bible, we are using Abeka's Primary Bible Reader. For history and science, we are using a variety of books. Currently, we are reading about Christopher Columbus. We also just finished a book on weather, including clouds. I love hearing Nate call the cirrus clouds, "serious" clouds and he likes to point out the cumulus and storm clouds in the sky. Today we started a book on the skeleton. Exploring our bones included some rib tickling and smooshing our noses and folding our ears to feel the difference between bones and cartilage.
Well, it's a school night, so mama needs to go to bed. Hope everyone else's year is off to as wonderful of a start as ours.