After the readaloud (J is now supplying some of voices with foreign accents, lol) and the copywork (W did Kumon's "Writing Sentences" today) they both went right to math. W did a page of Kumon's "Simple Multiplication" and J started her new math workbook. She liked it. It starts out easy - 6 digit addition, finding perimeters, and calculating coin totals (e.g. 5 quarters, 4 dimes, 8 nickels, and 7 pennies = ?). Then it moves on to more challenging stuff. I think really mastering the basics creates a firm foundation for the higher advanced formulaic math she's looking forward to.
So, week 2 of implementing the schedule is going really well. We'll start doing more history, geography, and science next week. They've just been touching upon those so far with a few workbook pages, experiments, and homeschool events. Together, the kids and I will come up with what we'd like to start with first. J will probably pick American history, which is cool because I picked up a great book a few weeks ago. I'll use it as a readaloud and supplement with websites, museum trips, projects, a homemade timeline, and documentaries. The same goes for science. The theme was unanimously chosen as "nature" this year (specifically: geology, ecology, astronomy, and meteorology). We have some great books to read and we'll do a lot of experiments, nature walks/sketching/identifying, documentaries, websites, gardening, and museums. Totally relaxed, hands-on, and fun.