In Payson’s 5th grade curriculum he had a lot of formal writing assignments. It was a struggle all year. He loves a lot of subjects and of all my kids has the most interest in learning/researching for the sake of it, for the fun of it. He loves to write poems and stories and notes. But the one thing he despises is formal writing assignments!
All this to say, when he finished his language arts program for the year (early, ironically!) I assigned him daily fun assignments for language arts. We switched from the public school curriculum to the language arts program from the FREE website All In One Easy Peasy Homeschool.
Besides that I also bought a few writing downloads from Teachers Pay Teachers for him and Ember. This was one of those and one of their very favorites! It’s this caterpillar file folder book report. Both Payson and Ember loved putting it together. Ember spent so much time being meticulous with it. She takes her assignments very seriously and loves doing them. Payson normally doesn’t like book reports but this fun version kept him motivated and excited about reading and creating it.
Here are a few other pictures from that day. Lyla is still obsessed with kitties and puppies and bunnies and loves pretending to be a puppy when she eats.
Everett played a little Mario.
Time to go pick up Sierra from school!
By this time of the day Lyla had changed clothes into Everett’s shirt and also insisted on bringing her bouncy ball.
It was raining and this is Lyla’s expression when she caught sight of it!