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nates school round up

 its been a long time since ive updated nates school progress.  and after having a smashing 3 week vacy! why not do it this week? ive made the habit to NOT bring my phone into the school room, during school. it was a huge distraction. so i didnt take many pics...i brought it up the other day and snapped a bunch of pics....

above. nate's desk, at his break time. i can not imagine working in such a MESS!!!
look at his drawer stack?!?/!?!??! its a disaster. but he likes it this way!  i do how ever INSIST that he cleans up his work area at the end of every day....for my sanity!
 and then we have miss ellie. and her constant cutting paper messes!!!!  im in the process of training her to clean up after EACH mess...this is a work in progress
 nate's b.board area. this is 'his' i do hang up things that he needs for school but for the most part he hangs what means a lot to him on it....i giggle when i see quinn's preschool pic....from 5 yrs ago! 
 nate working away...
for the most part, we have a routine each day
i wake up at 7:30, when chris leaves, then ellie comes in my bed for snuggles
8:00-i get up and shower
8:30 wake jo up!
head down for breaky around 9...then chill to 9:30
9:30-11 we do what ever. go for a walk, bath the girls, go to the park, library, do house work...what ever
11-lunch or snack
11:30- jo goes to bed!
11:30-1:30 we head up to the school room for nate's school. ellie for the most part keeps herself busy, on the days she is randy i pull out my pre-planned lessons and try to keep her busy....cough....

 we are heading into nate's final quarter for school.  so far, we re on schedule! yea for me!
we LOVE all about spelling! 
i follow the teacher's guide, and teach nate the lessons. he doesnt like the white board/moving the word cards around so i skip that. we work at his pace. sometimes covering a lesson a wk or maybe 2?  each day i give him a list of words to work on and once he's mastered 8/10 we move on....i also throw in some sentence practice too....
 nate LOVES the card box, he is a visual learner so it's totally worth the money to buy this program for the spell box alone
 we started just write, and we work together on it. nate loves the one on one aspect.  i LOVE the 10.00 cost. haha  i am SO sad to discover that they no longer make just write book 4 and very sad....
 i photo copy each page. just to save money to reuse it with the girls
 we are still LOVING math u see. i love, love, love this program
 we are starting chapter 21 next week
 using the flash cards only this week to fresh up his mind
 for history we are using the discover canada series and finished black history today.  i read, we talk and i write notes on the board for him to copy.....for penmanship practise alone....haha
 i did not buy a language arts program this yr but instead made up lesson each week on ares that he was weak on. i wasnt sure what to buy for him last yr, so i decided to save a few hundred and just wing it. so far so does take me 30 mins a week to make up lessons....
 some old stuff
 what he did today
 we also started a new geography book on tues.  i bought it used for far i really like it!
 there is a lot of great reusable/laminate pages im going to save for the girls BUT i am at a loss as to what to get him for next!!!!
 we also started a new homophones lessons, written by all about spelling/all about reading. we LOVE it!!!!!
 we look up the words in a dictionary, nate makes notes and works on the work sheet. again, i am photocopying the pages to re use with the girls.  i paid 20.00 3 yrs ago and i think it's worth the money. they have lessons right up to grade 10
 bible is rod and staff. nate HATES it. but im making him do it cause i bought it brand new.. haha
 we finished science. and we LOVE apologia. i just ordered next yr's books this week. again, its worth the money to me... i am having nate work on a 'project'
 he has to do a front and back page write up for each chapter. he spends 40 mins a day on it. awesome!  he does i page a day until he's done....then im not sure what to do....lalalala
 the best 5.00 planner. ever.  this is what it looks like on monday
 this is what he does to it by friday....i am totally buying 10 more this yr, just in case i cant find them again. totally worth the money!!!!
to be honest. school is going great but then again i have nothing to compare it to.....that's a quick wrap up! 


mel said...

Quinn if you are reading my moms blog thank you it is Nate love you bye

Nate Eigenheer

Ursi said...

Hey Mel, where did you get that planner? I have agendas for the girls ($4 from the Bible league), but I really like the looks of yours for MY planning. Can you send me the info for it??

mel said...

i got them from rod and staff. they have 2 kinds, a student planner, which is what nate uses and a teacher planner, i bought the teacher planner which is similar to nate's but had places to out marks and what not. you can have it! i never use planners, they stress me out. lol i bought the wrong one and had to go back and get the other one for nate. last yr, they were 5.00 each. i plan on grabbing at least 4 more, this yr, in case they stop making them.