something I am not entirely sure why we hadn't discussed before except the fact that our math book didn't cover it at all and just went straight into addition and subtraction. Garrett figured out he could make rods of 10 with his Legos (but was NOT thrilled when I told him he had to put a shirt on for pictures as you can tell by his face). Ash then figured out that single Lego's could be used to represent a unit of 1. Which makes me wonder why I bought a tub of math manipulatives when they're gonna use Lego's instead.. lol
The reading has been a real issue though. In order for him to earn his game time, he has to read his 50 words. We started with trying to get him to read books, that was a no go as he wanted absolutely nothing to do with them. So we started with rebus chants that we picked up from Rainbow Horizon Publishing on Currclick. I picked them up back when they had a huge sale, not knowing if I would ever use them or not but the price was super cheap. I'm really glad I got them as for the last few weeks, that's all I could get him to read without him throwing a fit.
This week, we moved on to reading Level 1 books. This has been an issue as he doesn't want to read books but is being told he can either read or have a "no game day", his decision. The decision usually results in him reading, however there have been lots of tears before we actually get started. He's doing a great job of sounding out words and figuring them out once he gets it into his head that he's going to have to read whether he wants to or not if he plans on playing the video game.. lol
Now with half the school year done, I'm starting to think long and hard about curriculum choices for 2nd grade. At this point, I am debating if I want to invest in Math U See but I do know that I need to figure out a Geography or History curriculum as well as an English/Grammar curriculum for next year. I'm also considering attending a Homeschool convention this summer to actually look at various curriculum but unfortunately the convention is the week before we leave for Florida so I'm not sure if its going to be possible. We will have to wait and see I guess.