Tuesday, August 21, 2012
First Day of School
Since we spent yesterday loading up the car with the last of belongings in Gainesville and moving them to Tallahassee, we did not begin our school year yesterday, along with the rest of the city. Our first day of "classroom" work was today.
We started our day at 9 a.m. with a timed math drill, just like the ones that Blaze did at Trilogy School last year, except that I added an extra minute to the time, so his drill is "5 minute math". We are starting over with the 2s times tables, because he has forgotten most of this over the summer.
During reading, Blaze read a simple phonics book aloud to me and then I finished reading Chasing Vermeer, the book we've been reading as a bedtime story, aloud to him.
The book is a mystery about the disappearance of a Johannes Vermeer painting, "A Lady Writing".
Scholastic has a page of games to go with Chasing Vermeer.
Blaze also started translating the letters in the book that are written in secret code.
After lunch, we started a science unit about the weather. Thanks to the kind of weather we been having lately, we began this unit by reading Wild Weather: Floods!.