Today I'll cover our core subjects, which we do at least four days a week.
We are also Using Kolbe's second grade lesson plan for spelling. Each week she gets 12 new words to review and study from Monday to Thursday. A final written test is given on Fridays. It was a bit too challenging for her; the first two weeks she did poorly on the final exam, spelling only one or two words out of 12 correctly. So now we study each list for two weeks. I give her six words each week. If a word is easy and she masters it quickly, I replace it with another word in Kolbe's list for that week. At the end of two weeks we take a final written exam with all 12 words. This has worked much better and she doesn't become overwhelmed by six new words like she did when she saw 12 new words.
We are using Seton's second grade lesson plan and the These Are Our Neighbors reader. We both love it! Its charming illustrations and gentle moral message reminds me of the reader I used when I was learning to read. In fact, I think it was an older version of this book that motivated me to read!