Sunday, December 29, 2013

Holiday Vacation and 2014 Goals

                As homeschoolers we have the choice and opportunity to decide when we will school. Since summers are hot and at times too hot to be out playing we/I decided to school through the summer. This gives us the time to take the fall/beginning of winter off. This year we took All of November and December off and were able to enjoy our time together. We spent lots of time with family and friends. Started a regular play date with some friends. Had an amazing Christmas season and best of all spent lots of time relaxing together. Liam had his first birthday and soon Jared will have his third birthday. Now that the holiday crush is over and things are settling down we are ready to start back with school on January 12th! Here is to an amazing 2014.

   School Goals 2014
              Sight words- he is starting to pick a few up but we need to put more emphasis on it.
              Handwriting- Now that he is showing interest in writing his words we are going to have to put more emphasis on it and by the end of the year I would like him to be writing his letters without the dotted lines.
              Hand and eye coordination- I would like to see him able to start lacing and manipulating smaller things and possibly put puzzles together.
              Social Skills- This is Jared's weakest spot. We will be getting him his evaluation and hopefully some answers. I would like to be able to start taking him to the local library story time without him panicing and melting down.
              Math and Science- I want to have a small garden and grow some seeds. There are also a few other science projects such as ooblong I would like to do this year. We will keep building on counting and working on getting up to 100 by the end of the year.
              Language- This year Jared, Liam, and I will start working on some Spanish (I have lots much of what I learned years ago). I would like to see them able to name basic things if not more by the end of the year.