We finished our first year of school and it is safe to say we all SURVIVED!
We had many changes to schedules and work throughout the year but we made it through and we found a way to incorporate Pre-K, K/1st combo, 2nd/3rd Combo and 6th/7th Combo.
We learned a lot of different things throughout the year from math to gardening. We were able to work through grammar, spelling and increasing our reading comprehension. We will be doing a 6 week summer school program for all the students for a refresher/bump up to next year guide.
We will be doing some of the same curriculum next year and a new one for our 1st/2nd grader.
Kindergarten Our Pre-K student will be moving up to Kindergarten. She is doing her alphabet and counting to 20. We are also working on number recognition and Upper and Lower case Alphabet.
2nd Grade (Going to do 1st Grade again with a different curriculum) Our K/1st grader will be moving to a full 1st grade course with 2nd grade math. She will be doing English, Science, and History in 1st grade and Math is a 2nd grade course. She has done All About Reading Level 1 and she is reading the My First Reading Books. We are very proud of her progress since she was not even recognizing her letter sounds after she finished Kindergarten at her other school. Now we will move on to reading comprehension, letter teams, rhyming, and more spelling.
3rd Grade (Going to do a 4th Grade Curriculum) Our 2nd Grader will be moving on to a 4th/5th grade combo. She reads at an 8th grade level but her writing needs improvement. While she was able to do the 6th Grade English this last semester she struggled with paragraphs and plotting a story. We will be working on that more in depth this next year. She will also be doing a 5th grade History program and 4th, 5th, and 6th grade Math. By the end of the year she should be in Pre-Algebra.
8th Grade (Going to do a combo of 7th & 8th Grade Curriculum) Our 7th grader will be doing a 7th/8th grade combo. English in 7th grade, Grammar in 8th Grade, Math in 8th Grade, and Science in 7th Grade. She has made great progress this year. Moving from a 3rd/4th grade reading level to a 6th grade reading level. She still has more work ahead of her before High School but we know she would not have succeeded as well as she did with our school.
Over all we have seen a lot of improvement from all our students and we are very excited for the next year. The learning process for all of us has been fun and hopefully we will be able to do more field trips next year if things are open. If not then we will rent a trailer and do more camping!