Why Do I do this??!?!??!
yesterday was one of those days I wonder WHY am I homeschooling.... the lad was very tightly wound yesterday and was VERY easily upset about anything he thought he should know but didn't.
We did manage to get a couple things done though.
then I remembered a freebie someone had given me. some old, rather beaten up math cubey things. The ones are singles, the tens are a line, the 100's are a block and they can't be taken apart. So I used them as a visual to help him see how place value works. And voila! he got it.
To help reinforce the understanding I started saying things like.. Mom is 47, can you show me how you would write that, and how can you show me in blocks. We went through daddy, gramma, oma, his friends and even a couple of children he's still getting to know. WOOT WOOT! a boy gained some understanding! :)
Animal Classics: We finished off the last two jobs of Hercules. The lad found them quite intriguing.
Magical Stories: we read a funny story about a man who was quite silly about something. the lad laughed and asked lots of questions trying to understand the silliness. :)
World history: Even though I can't quire recall what we read yesterday, we did read. :)