Saturday, August 13, 2011
Weekly Report: 8/7/11-8/12/11
We had a really pretty good week of school. Project Day was fun. Lessons went reasonably well. Got the house (mostly) cleaned Friday and did school. We still only did 1 day of CT, I need to start rebalancing ...
N-boy: There are a lot of r-controlled vowel lessons in OPG ... We're close to finishing them.
R-girl: she is such a trooper, but only did about half a reading lesson this week. This is something I don't want to push too much and if the child is asking for more math ...
M-girl: finished up a couple of books this week: Addie Across the Prairie and Beezus and Ramona. She has a tendency to read several things at once ... hmmm, wonder where she learned *that*?
N-boy: is hard to tear away from books. I don't know what all he read this week, but some Egypt books and some fun books, and some books to R-girl. What a good big brother :)
M-girl: is adding up to 12s and doing it quite well. She also did a couple pages of Math Mammoth as review.
N-boy: is adding up to 10s. He also did some Math Mammoth this week with no problems.
R-girl: did a long lesson in MEP this week. She's working on making 8s.
M-girl: did some logic pages this week! Yay!
N-boy: answered several questions. He and I need to work on attention, listening, and focus.
M-girl: is working on quotation marks. She had one dictation exercise and did a great job with it!
N-boy: is working on pronouns and narrations. He identified several pronouns and narrated back the story of the Bundle of Sticks.
M-girl: finished WWE Week 13.
M-girl: completed two lists with only one mistake.
M-girl: learned some adverbs this week. We need to get back to doing all our flash cards every school day.
M-girl: is finally starting to enjoy penmanship and wanting to learn all the letters. It wasn't a struggle this week to get her to do the pages :)
N-boy: finished his "c" page and is ready to move on to tall letters :)
R-girl: wrote a nice card for a friend at church.
History: We had a great project day Monday! We made paper beads and decorated hands with geometric shapes.
Science: We did some projects for science too, starting out our study of the Human Body (happily, I found my plant book too!). We made wheels that show the body systems and their jobs. We also made self-portraits:
We also started memorizing the 11 body systems and I selected our other memory work from Living Memory (which I also found ... right where I'd been looking for it!).
Art: The children drew landscapes inspired by our back yard. They did a great job.
Read Alouds: A little slower this week. We only read from The Wind in the Willows twice as we had busy evenings. I think we may have read a chapter from Trumpet of the Swan one day this week. We have been listening to Librivox's Cat of the Bubastes during our travels and enjoying it very much (well, except R-girl).
Bible: The children are memorizing Galatians 5:22-23 (something I already have memorized! Woo-hoo!) and the books of the New Testament. We read a little more about Moses from Covenantal Catechism and worked some more on our Catechism questions.