Friday, March 11, 2011

Weekly Report Week 9: 3/7/2011-3/11/2011

We had a good week.  R-girl read the first two BOB Books! She's so excited and proud!  We got our projects done.  Did most of our reading.  I'm pleased with what we accomplished.

Memory Work:

Bible: We worked on Gen 1:29.  We're going to begin Psalm 130 for the Lenten season.

Catechism/Creed: R-girl and N-boy moved to new sections.  M-girl is about ready to. 

Hymn: Finished Amazing Grace! They know this one very well.  I had decided on Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted next, but now I'm thinking about switching to When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.  Hm.

Poetry: Everyone started new poems this week: Persevere and The Little Old Man of the Sea.  I think they'll only need one more week.

Counting: We're working on Evens this month and it is going very well.

Other Memory Work:  I'm really liking the Memory sentences from Hannah's HS Helps.  The children know the parts of a flower, I got these lists from Living Memory and they're helpful.  We have the Northern Border of the US down now, too.


N-boy: He finished the /oo/ /ow/ and /oi/ section of OPG.  He's really ready for syllabification, we should be there soon.

R-girl: She read Mat and Sam! She really wants to read; we get the children their own "big" Bible when they can read and she wants one!

Assigned Reading:

M-girl: She read and narrated another chapter in Little House.  She also listened to Heidi and Peter Pan from Librivox.  (Loved both)

N-boy: He's working on The Story of Jesus and the Geography reader. 


M-girl: got 100% on her first Math test (that I treated like a test).  We've been working on building polygons and looking at them.

N-boy:  started working with 6.

R-girl:  did several MEP lessons and worked on order, directional words, counting, more and less than.  MEP Reception is fantastic so far.


M-girl: did several logic pages.  Is working with more difficult Venn diagrams.

N-boy: answered the next three Mindbenders.


M-girl: is working on Helping Verbs and her math book.

N-boy: is working on common and proper nouns for places.


M-girl:  did copywork and narrations from Mary Poppins.


M-girl:  did the next three lists for spelling.


M-girl: did the review lessons for 1-5.  We also went through her flash cards (both ways) each day.  She gets amo and oro confused.


M-girl: is working on lower case e, l, and b.

N-boy: reviewed 2, 3, and 5

R-girl: started working on 0.  Loves the salt box.


We read about Sargon, king of Akkadia and his military dictatorship. We colored pictures, worked on a map showing Sumer, the Tigris and Euphrates, read the introductory story of the Arabian Nights, did the word search from the SOTW AG.  And, finally, we made our Sumerian Seals.

R-girl working away.
M-girl working on her mold.
N-boy making the mold for his seal.

M-girl's butterfly
N-boy's fire truck
R-girl's design

We read and narrated about seeds.  We read from God's Design Science.  We did the pinecone experiment from Elemental Science.

Art: We did art twice! On Monday, we made cutout animals from the AP PreK book.
N-boy's elephant knocking down a tree.
R-girl's bird in a nest.
M-girl's pig in mud.
On Friday, we did playdough with our friends and did the imagination lesson from the AP K3 book.  All the children chose to draw about playing with playdough LOL

Everyone loves playdough.
Watercolor crayons.
Read Alouds:  Again, not so much reading aloud.  We're working on The Elevator Family (not loving it), Stuart Little, and Mr Popper's Penguins (which is silly and fun). 

Bible:  We studied about Noah and his place in the Line of Promise this week.  We read, in the Vos Story Bible, about Joash becoming King in Judah. 


  1. That is a great, well rounded week. I wanna come over for some art!

  2. Do you own Living Memory? I'm so jealous- been thinking about ordering it? Thoughts? Review? Wonder if I could find it at the conference....

    Also, could you email me the link for Hannah's helps again.

  3. I do own Living Memory and I like it pretty well. I haven't used it much yet, but we're doing his lists of plant memory work while we're studying plants and it has been helpful. I hear his grammar catechism is worth the price of the book, but we haven't started it yet since we're not quite to diagramming. I can bring it to conference with me if you want to check it out!

    Hannah's HS Helps has some really nice resources available.

  4. What a great week! Looks like a lot of fun!


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