Tuesday, August 26, 2008

School started today and we weren't there....

Today was the first day of Traditional School in our district. We weren't there.

Instead we....

Completed two pages each in Math U See on their various levels,

Worked on our Operation English Grammar lapbook - Nouns today,

Worked on our Note/lapbook for Apologia's Flying Creatures of the 5th Day,

Learned about Dinosaurs with Mystery of History Vol I. (I must have the only boys on the planet who could care less about dinosaurs)

We finished the day at TEACCH. It was Tommy's last group meeting. He has loved his social group meetings and I'm sad to see it end. I love working with the TEACCH staff and I'm attending a conference there next month. Also Matthew's social group will come up soon and after his it will be Cole's turn again.

Speaking of Cole he has dental surgery Friday and I'm trying not to panic. He's had it before when he was younger and had NO problems. I've seen the x-rays and I know it's needed. Braces and Cole would be a nightmare of epic proportions.

We have Doctor appointments the rest of the week so I hope to blog more next week.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Busy, busy week





So much for being able to stay on schedule! The older two have testing this week and Tommy is still going to his TEACCH group on Tuesday mornings. We get some things done ever now and then but it's been very hard to stick to any sort of routine.

Hopefully I can get back on track next week because the only appointments are in the afternoon.

I did more work on the portable circle time. It is ready to go next week. The boys seem to like it. I got their mini offices and a writing office done as well.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Portable Circle Time idea borrowed from Wayzley Academy









One of my favorite blogs is Wayzley Academy. Allison has such great ideas and she and the kids have loads of fun. I saw her 'Portable Circle Time' post a couple of weeks ago and thought it was a great idea.

So I brainstormed and came up with a version for my visual learners. We're trying to teach them Spanish as a second language. I'll post updated pictures as I finish it but here it is so far. Click on a picture for a closer look.

Starting a new blog

This is only the second blog I've started. I couldn't figure out the first one and might not be able to figure out this one - LOL. I hope to be able to keep a record of our school year. I'll try to get some pictures up this week.