1. Angie

    I’m going to steal your idea about making a Parts of Speech book. We’re finishing up FLL2 as well so it will be great reinforcement! Thanks for the inspiration.

    I cried in parts of City of Tranquil Lights too. I loved this book more than any I’ve read in awhile. I have her other book in a stack ready to read. It’s going to be my reward for when we finish up our school year. I’m going to lock the girls outside to play while I lie on the couch and read it 🙂 (Well, a girl can dream anyway!)

  2. Amy

    You’re welcome, Angie. I hope to post about our parts of speech book after we’re through, though your ideas will probably be better than mine anyway. 🙂

    I absolutely LOVE City of Tranquil Light. It’s one of those books that I want to give to everyone to read. I want to read Caldwell’s other book now!

  3. “that I really, really want to do a good job on the skills/basics–reading and writing and arithmetic, and then let the girs’ interests take them where they want to go. ”

    Love that…I think that’s close to where we are too.

    The parts of speech book is a great idea. But as someone who has done FLL 3 and another 3rd grade grammar program…it all gets reviewed again. 🙂

  4. Amy

    Thanks for the reminder. 🙂 It has been good for Lulu to go over things again, especially in preparation for picking the parts of speech out of sentences, but you’re right: we’ll see it again (and again and again).

  5. Totally forgot about that castle set. I have so many things set aside for “a year or so from now” when everyone is old enough to really appreciate it. It’s nice to be able to pull things out like that and make use of them. (Hopefully it didn’t break apart instantly!)

    This, as you know, is our first official year of real schooling and I am already wondering about how to give the baby a nap in time to be where we need to be and do what we need to do sometimes. I quiver.

    • Amy

      It’s not for the faint of heart, that’s for sure. 😉 But I have confidence in you–you’ll figure it out, and then the kiddos will get a bit older and it’ll be all the figure out all over again. 🙂

  6. I love the horsey pictures. 🙂 Last summer we took the whole month of June off and then added history in July and new math lessons starting in August, and the rest of it at the beginning of September. I’m hoping we’ll be ready to at least add back in the new spelling lessons by July this summer. I can totally envision the challenge of motivating my students though when they would rather spend all day outside. Maybe I’ll have to think up some water-related spelling games. 😉

  7. Such a full week – what my girls wouldn’t give to have horses available to them! 🙂

    We are where you are in WWE, but way behind in FLL – we’ll be catching that up over the summer. Hard to believe that next fall N2 will be starting both of those series! (And, at least with the narration and listening parts of both WWE/FLL, I’m thinking about adding B in with N2 and keep them together as best I can. Not sure how that will work, but we’ll see.) : )

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