This will be our last school related set of posts for 2011. We start our school year in June and work through most of the summer and fall so that we can take an extended winter break. We are actually leaving for a trip to Florida, Mexico, Honduras, and Belize–we are so excited to have the opportunity to do that! And of course, we’ll take the holidays off school as well. We may do a little bit between Christmas and New Years, but Jedi has 600 hours of school completed already for the year, so we’re well ahead of schedule.
Of course, that doesn’t mean we’re completely done with learning. We started doing the Teach Your Child to Read In 100 Easy Lessons with Monkey–it seems to be working a lot better than the Montessori methods with her autism. We do that every single day of the week, and so we’re going to continue it even while on vacation. I also still have work on the shelves, so while we’re home, there is plenty that we can do together (I recently moved our school room up to our formal living room so that we’re not in the basement during the cold part of the year. It’s actually nice to have the school shelves up on our main living levels because we can do even more schoolwork throughout the day.
Here are some pictures from Bug & Monkey’s week in the schoolroom.