It's been a difficult school year. These are the things we managed to achieve.
We covered 4 operations for numbers 1-20, 4 operations for tens up to 100, addition of integers, 4 types of measurement, word problems ( and I don't call them "problems" when I teach Eleazar because I prefer other fun names like "math stories", "riddles", "puzzles", "challenges", "mysteries") with 2 and 3 operations. Eleazar is confident when it comes to creating his own math stories with a given solution. He also is able to recognize when information is not sufficient to solve a math story and he is able to supply his own facts to make it complete.
In introductory geometry we covered points, straight lines, types of angles, construction of right angles, construction of rectangles and squares and we are moving on to measuring areas of simple figures.
We supplemented our own math program with Math Mammoth for the 1st grade, Beast Academy for the 3rd grade and several other resources with tangrams and puzzles.
We learned spelling of words in C. J. Barne's "New National First readers" and we wrote dictaions of the stories in the textbooks. We also covered a half of the Saxon Phonics 1 and a third from "Introductory language work" by Reed. Our cursive has improved greatly.
Eleazar is a confident reader. He reads every night before going to bed for about 1- 2 hours a day.
Currently his interest has been in Egyptian tales, Greek Myths, stories of Peter Beagle.
For our formal reading, we are in Part Four of Elson Basic Readers for the 5th grade.
In our family reading program, we finished stories of "King Arthur" by Sutcliff, "Krabat" by Otfried Preussler, "The glassblower's children" by Marie Gripe, "The invisible man" by H. G. Wells, "Last unicorn" by Peter Beagle, "Shapeshifters" by A. Mitchell and some other books.
We are about to finish "The story of the world" volume 3: early modern times by Susan Bauer.
We learned 2 parts of Shema Israel. All 3 parts were planned but it is a very long piece, and long pieces of text require different skills and the pace turned out to be much slower.
We learned major prayers and major holidays. We worked on simple everyday conversations with some elements of grammar. We learned how to spell the most common names of God in the Tanakh.
We also practiced writing short dictations in Hebrew.
I could not find an appropriate Hebrew reader for Eleazar so I started to create my own:)
It looks fun!
We used "Elementary Greek" Year one. We focused on writing and some simple grammar this year.
We had several resources to study from: "Getting started with Latin" by Linney, "Minimus" by Bell (Eleazar loves mice so he really enjoyed this one), and "Latin for beginners" by Usborne.
We continued "Integrated Chinese" Level 1 Part 1 for traditional characters.
We read "Discovering our world" a course in science for the middle grades Book 1.
We came back to God's design series after taking a long break from it.
We are half through God's design for Heaven and Earth (3 books), and God's design for Chemistry and Ecology (Properties of Atoms and Molecules).
Eleazar has become fond of playing the piano. We finished "Step by Step" piano course by Edna Mae Burnam book 1, 2 and we are half through book 3. We also played exercises from her exercise book. For major scales we used William and Turner's "The major scales". For sight reading- William and Turner's piano books for lower grades. Eleazar's favorite pieces came from "Tune Time" part A and part B. A friend of mine gave to me several Solfeggio books for children, which we used for singing. Also, we started "The music Hour" series for lower grades.
Eleazar has become much better at kung fu. He is stronger, can focus much better and is sharper in his moves. We will definitely continue it next year!