Rachel and I started her 2nd Grade school year this week! So far it is going great. We have started out the year reading Mr. Popper's Penguins as a read-aloud, and I think I look forward to getting to the next chapter each day as much as Rachel. What a fun book! Next we will be reading Little House in the Big Woods.
In science we have been studying animal habitats, migration, and camouflage. We are using this curriculum: Elemental Science Biology. The first part of the year we will be talking about animals. Then we will move on to plants and then the human body.
I think Rachel's favorite subject so far is art. Of course! And the subject I'm most concerned about - spelling! Ack!!! Rachel's spelling skills are abysmal. She is reading at about a middle to late 2nd grade level, but she still struggles with spelling. I have not yet decided how to best deal with that. I'm hoping part of the problem is that she just forgot some of her skills over her summer break.
Here are a few more pics from our "photo shoot" - documenting the 2nd day of 2nd grade!
And for fun - here she is on her first day of 1st Grade:
Wow. Look how little she was. <sigh>
And here she was on the first day of Kindergarten ...