I found this neat phonics kit on Amazon for the kids. It looks a lot like an Orton-Gillingham based kit but I got it for around $20.
E and M really love it!
V had a huge breakthrough today. He did his assigned work and then made a dinosaur book with E's stencils. Then - the part I am excited about - he looked up the names of the dinosaurs in his Children's dictionary all by himself!
I have been trying to take an "unschooling" based approach in the hopes that some of the kids would find their interests and we could do more child led schooling. Its been very difficult to do that with D, E, and V so I was so happy to see this today!