Weekly Wrap-Up

Weekly Wrap Up

We've had a fun and productive short week. Robbie began his month-long ocean life theme and RockerDad's birthday was yesterday. We've had a blast! I only wish I'd taken more photos.


We're still working our way through his NIrV Bible Story Book. He learned about John the Baptist and the baptism of Jesus as well as about the calling of the disciples and the first miracle of Jesus.

Language Arts


Robbie did a bit more work with placing the alphabet in order (without singing, of course). I really believe we can work on the next step in his lessons on alphabetizing. He's able to name the missing letters without starting at the beginning of the alphabet. (He's even remembering "N" now...LOL.)

We began to work on r-controlled vowels this week, as well. (Our cards can be downloaded here.

I posted more about our learning to read fun in my weekly Reading With Robbie post.


He's making great progress in writing both letters and numbers. He loves tracing and writing letters and words.


I made up a very simple calendar for the month of July. He's simply crossing off the previous day and telling me the day of the week and the date. Sometimes I ask him to tell me about yesterday or tomorrow, but we're being really relaxed about this. He's grasping it, so I see no need for more at the moment.

He's also been doing 2-3 lessons per day in his Horizons math book. He needed a break from RightStart until I can make it more fun and challenging for him. It's not the easiest program to accelerate.

Honestly, I'm surprised that he is liking the Horizons, since he really seems to prefer sticking with a topic until all avenues are exhausted. Each Horizons lesson covers several topics (some new, some review). It's very spiral.

I never noticed that he was doing addition problems mentally before (probably because we hadn't made it that far in RS). My gears are spinning as to what to do next.

Everything Else

He had fun exploring his ocean life bin. We watched Disney Nature Oceans on Netflix and he enjoyed pulling out each sea creature as it was shown on the documentary.

You can check out my Ocean Theme Pinterest Board for additional ocean life ideas.

He painted a craft stick frame for RockerDad's birthday. I couldn't find a paintbrush, so he used his fingers. :)

We also had a bit of fun in the kitchen. I was too involved in the actual process of making things to get pics, but here are our sweet treats from the holiday.


What have you been up to this week?



  1. Yummy!!!

    He sure is doing great with his alphabet. The learning-to-read stage is such a fun one.

  2. What a great sensory bin, and the treats look so good!!! Yum!

  3. I can't wait to see and hear more about your ocean unit. Looks like some yummy treats! Your AR cards look cool.

  4. I love the calendar you made. Such a nice way to get started!

  5. Wow! I love how everything looks that you use! So kid friendly. Colorful! Bright! Looks like you all have a lot of fun with your school days. :)


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