Today so far we took a notebook and walked to the beach and fed the seagulls, he wrote about what he saw on the way, then on the way back he saw a deer eating out of a tree standing on his hind legs to get to the leaves. So he sat down and wrote about that and drew a picture of it, spent about 45 minutes doing that. We have done some math, spelling, grammar, and are now at the library where he is doing a small research project.
He is loving it and so I am, so far no arguments about doing the work. I am still waiting for our curricululm to arrive so we are just winging it for now, most of our stuff should be here by the end of this week I hope! Mommy has even learned that you should always proof read your story problems before giving them to a 5th grader who is going to pick apart every misspelled word! LOL.