Friday, August 03, 2012

Fashion Show!

Yay it's August.  One step closer to autumn!

J spent a couple of days at the Dance Teacher Summit at the NY Hilton.  She was part of the Fashion Forward dancewear runway show.  She strutted and danced on the stage and down the catwalk modeling some of the 2013 dancewear line.  The first day was all fittings and rehearsals.  The second day was the show.  Some parts were choreographed and some parts were J doing her own thing on the runway.  Ray Leeper (who awarded J a "Standout in Jazz" scholarship at NUVO a few months back) and Mia Michaels were there, too.  It was a great experience.

J on the runway in Revolutions Dancewear

Academics around here have still been pretty light.  We're trying to keep a steady 3 days a week.  Here's how it's been going:

Saxon Math 76:  W is doing lots of simple arithmetic drills - now he zips through it in minutes with no errors.
Wordly Wise:  We're taking our time with the first chapter, going over the vocabulary words thoroughly.  I had this weird epiphany the other day - W is a pretty good speller, out loud.  He was spelling words like "contribute", "affection", and "appeal" without error and pretty confidently.  Hmm.  I like the writing exercises it has, too.
A Workbook for Dyslexics:  I like what this book does.  A lot of sound repetition - both reading and writing.  
A summer bridge (5th going into 6th) book:  there is such a myriad of activities in these books.  He's done mapwork, geography, a logic problem, reading comprehension questions, and grammar.
Narnia:  We're trying to do 3-6 chapters a week for now.

Nothing yet from the neurophysiology people.


LaughingLioness said...

What an amazing opportunity for your dd! I love your blog- our life is in the wilds of SD - it is so fun to see how you are homeschooling in a totally different environment!

NYCitymomx3 said...

Thanks! I love your blog, too.