Sunday, February 2, 2014

Weekly Report: Days 70-75

Crystal Bridges
We're powering on through.  We went on a family trip to the beautiful Crystal Bridges art museum this week.  It is only a half hour away and a block away from where Tyler grew up, so it is a wonderful resource to have.  We took the girls in the past, but never with the intention of focusing on their enjoyment of the museum.  That's what we tried to do this time, and we lasted a whole hour and a half!  We talked about what different sculptures were made out of and talked about several paintings.  Lydia got really good at picking out which sculptures were made out of marble and which were made of bronze.  They also have a fun kids room and the girls had fun playing with some of the puzzles and puppets.

Eleanor's favorite: "Pinocchio" by Jim Dime (neither marble or bronze... wood!)
"The Life of a Hunter, A Tight Fix" by Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait
This week in OPGTR Lydia has been learning about silent and not silent "gh".  They are more complicated than I realize before teaching them and Lydia is struggling with them a little, but I am completely confident that she will pick them up soon.  She also read several books with her therapist.

This week we started Language Lessons Through Literature (LLTL) and it has been a hit so far.  We've done 3 lessons and both Lydia and Eleanor seem to look forward to it. We are still reading Beatrix Potter stories and although we've read all of them before, the girls are really connecting with the stories this time around.

Lydia is still primarily doing math with her therapist.  They are focusing on patterns and sequences right now and Lydia is getting good at them.

We finally got through Lesson 14.  I don't know why it took us so long, but it did.  We're well into Lesson 15 now and she's doing well.  Also, the SoundLiteracy app is finally updated so it doesn't crash all the time!  Its a little thing but I'm glad to have it working.

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