Setons, since it seems to work well for Declan. This year I have gone ahead and started Cian in Kindergarten. Setons curriculum is a bit advanced for him, so I did not actually enroll him. Instead, I bought all the books and decided to let him work at his own pace. So far so good!
Here is a rundown of Declans classes:
1. Religion 2 for Young Catholics
2. Math 2
3. Phonics 2
4. Reading (This is a new class this year)
6. Spelling 2
7. History of the Saints/ Maps & Charts
8. English 2
9. Handwriting 2
10. Art 2
Phonics has also been a review for Declan. Identifying an image and writing the word below it. Again, all stuff he blows through. Cian learned the letter T and its sound this week. He is slow at remembering letters, if give a worksheet. I think he finds them boring, so I use a few online games for him. He responds to that better. Its funny, he remembers the sound T makes, but always forgets what it looks like.
The first week of Spelling were really simple words that he could spell in his sleep, So I skipped ahead to week 2. He knew 5 out of ten of the words. He's a very good speller. He usually sees a word once and remembers how to spell it. Wish I could do that. I can't spell anything...lol.
History is different this year. He is learning about Saints in History. This week was St. Anne, the Mother of the Blessed Mary. He also has Maps and Charts. This week was all about pictures and captions. he likes this class and does well in it.
In English, Declan is learning to use a Dictionary. How to put words in ABC order. Not a favorite for him as well. He gets it, but gets a bit frustrated at times. So that is what we worked on this week.
All in all, it was a good first week. At least until today....the faucet on my kitchen sick broke off and sprayed water all over the ceiling and kitchen. Our landlord can't have someone come out to fix it until Monday, at the earliest. The whole faucet needs to be replaced.....sigh. So I am without a kitchen sink. Ever see the episode of Steinfield where Crammer does all his dishes and cooking in the shower? That's where I'm at....lol. Hope everyone had a great week!!