Tuesday, September 28, 2010

How excited are you about your literature studies?

If you said "not very", then I think that we are all on the same page! I rack my brain every couple of weeks trying to add some fun literature activites into our schedule, sometimes I get it right and sometimes I don't! We have been doing alot and I mean alot of online help with spelling, grammar and comprehension questions lately.

Recently the boys took a online writing course and I was sooo relieved that someone else was going to be doing the grading of their work for 8 weeks. They loved getting online and seeing what their online teachers said about their work and even showed dad when he got home the grades. Of course, we still had to practice handwriting but it wasn't as painful for them or myself since we just practiced the letters that looked like chicken scratch.

We also have been checking out a site that has stories about homeschoolers with some lesson plans already done for us. Along with some fun vocabulary online games links and online spelling games from words in the story to make it easier for the boys. We loved two of the books on the site and my oldest asked the last time we went to the library if they had the next book in the series. A big deal for us,since he has only been into fantasy as of late. He even commented on how in one of the books the character had to put up with kids in middle school that were not being very nice. He told me that he was glad that I was homeschooling him so he didn't have to worry about that everyday.

So all in all we had a great week with our literature studies this past week, now this week is another story. Oh well you can't win them over every week, right?

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