Here are some samples of Natalia's work from those afternoon classes. I thought some of you might find it interesting to see what material is included.
Here are some samples of the math they're doing:
This is what Natalia did yesterday during her English lesson with me. During the week she does assignments in workbooks to reinforce spelling, sight words, and handwriting, and we read at night. On Fridays, when I don't work until the afternoon, we go to a quiet cafe after dropping Katya off at school and we read out loud to each other. I test her reading comprehension and we talk about the book. Afterwards, I give her a writing assignment about what we read.
This is what she did yesterday after we read three chapters of "The Hidden Treasure," part of the "Nancy Drew Notebooks" series. She loved reading with me, but fought me tooth and nail about writing later on...
She was in no mood to draw a picture, so I let her pick an illustration and made a photocopy. I also let her stop at three sentences... I'll encourage her to write more next time, though. Right now I'm just so thankful that she's excited about reading that I'm letting her take the lead.