Friday, May 13, 2011
Weekly Report Week 12: 5/9/2011-5/13/2011
We've had a pretty good week. A lot was accomplished and we had fun. We did Circle Time only two days, and I would have liked to get in a third, but so be it. I'm planning on moving the Memory Work portion of my Weekly Reports to posting on Mondays what we're planning on accomplishing. Today will be the last Weekly Report.
Bible: Finalizing Psalm 130
Catechism/Creed: Picked back up on the Catechism Questions, M-girl is working on Commandments 7 and 8, N-boy is working on the Offices of Christ questions and R-girl is working on being broken down and confused (actually, she almost has it perfect now).
Hymn: We started learning O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing
Poetry: M-girl and N-boy started The Eagle. R-girl is still working on My Shadow. I'm pretty sure she knows it, it is just getting the stanzas in the right order.
Counting: We started skip counting by fours.
Other Memory Work: We're working on the Middle States of the United States, the same History Sentences and Science memory work.
N-boy: I think he did 5 lessons this week. We worked on silent g and l and the -ough lessons. I'm hoping we start syllables soon. He's doing so well with this!
R-girl: She is doing great! We did Lessons 32 and 33 this week. She's learning 'short e' CVC words.
Assigned Reading: We really need to focus on this.
M-girl: she's finished the time and calendar sections in Y1 and started back into the math. She had a hard time with some of the inequality questions, so we'll work on that some more next week, stepping away from the curriculum.
N-boy: He finished the section adding up to 8s and did a beautiful job with the review page.
R-girl: She is doing really, really well with this. I'm becoming more and more tempted to move to Y1 because I'm kinda bored, but she seems to love it, so I will refrain :)
M-girl: didn't do any
N-boy: answered 3 Mindbenders warm-ups. I wish they didn't have the time questions in the middle of the book, but we just skipped them.
M-girl: had her second dictation exercise and did very very well with it. She also started learning about adjectives this week, and is able (in a very simple sentence) to identify a noun, linking verb, and adjective. Hoorah!
N-boy: I think he's got nouns, proper and common, down!
M-girl: she's been working on the Charlotte's Web week and doing a nice job. Less and less complaining.
M-girl: she advanced through three lessons and only had 4 total review words.
M-girl: Finished Chapter 9, she learned how to count from 1-5.
M-girl: her lower case 'f's are looking very nice.
N-boy: finished numbers! She started learning lower case 'a.'
R-girl: is happily working on 6s and loves writing in the salt box.
History: we read Chapter 8 of Story of the World and from a book about Gilgamesh stories from the library. We need to wrap our mummy.
Science: we learned about roots! We've memorized the types of roots (tap root, fibrous root, adventitious root, aerial root, and prop root) during memory time and learned what they were in our science reading this week. Love it when a plan comes together.
Art: we did nature journaling two days this week.
Read Alouds: We're nearing the end of Bambi (you really must read this!).
Bible: We've started reading about the return to Jerusalem in the Vos story Bible.