I’m a little behind on blogging our recent FIAR units. I’ll be posting them in no particular order- except which ones are ready first. We’ve been keeping a pretty good routine with a book a week or so. Two weeks ago we rowed The Glorious Flight. J6 enjoyed this one a lot and he and I9 did some airplane things together- I9 is doing the Beyond FIAR unit on Neil Armstrong.
|Placing his story disk on France|
|He read the directions and tried making a plane with a rudder.|
|Making the final adjustments|
|He’s been doing copy work from the FIAR books. If they are long, then he does one sentence a day right now. Handwriting is the big challenge for him this year. I think he’s doing pretty well.|
|They both enjoyed balsa wood planes- just like Neil Armstrong played with|
|Using his copywork to type in Cambrai, France. Independent to his core, there is no helping him out!|
|We peaked at an atlas, but since my world atlas didn’t have Cambrai, I asked if he’d like to use Google Earth. He luvvvs Google Earth.|
|You know what’s even cooler? You can actually SEE the White Cliffs of Dover using Google Earth!|
J6 is all about going to the street level to see what’s going on. That worked out really well in today’s lesson too- more on that later. Homeschooling J6 is a delicate balance of keeping him challenged and making sure he jumps through a few of my hoops. He wants to press the edge- all the time! A delightful challenge, but it keeps me very busy.