Friday, September 16, 2011
Weekly Report: 9/12-9/16/2011
This week we were able to enjoy some of the flexibility of homeschooling. Monday, we all awoke tired and grumpy, so we hit the library, got a bunch of books, then read all morning. Tuesday, a friend had an outpatient procedure done and her husband had to work on Wednesday, so we had her children over all day. It was great! We did projects and read alouds and played and learned a lot. Fun. And it was still "school."
N-boy: has read several lessons, finishing today with "ti" sometimes saying /sh/.
R-girl: learned today about sh saying /sh/ and blending /sh/ with r.
M-girl: read and narrated another chapter of The Cricket in Times Square. I'm hoping for another later today.
N-boy: read and narrated two chapters of The Lighthouse Family: The Storm by Cynthia Rylant.
M-girl: completed three lessons about adding to 14.
N-boy: completed three lessons about calendars, months, and season.
R-girl: worked some more on 10s and how to add up to them.
M-girl: I don't think she completed any logic pages this week.
N-boy: He answered 3 questions. We're almost done with that book and he'll start behind M-girl.
M-girl: We completed one lesson, a narration. We also read a section of Music of the Hemispheres about rhyme in poetry.
N-boy: completed two lessons including this narration:
M-girl: completed two lessons.
M-girl: completed one lesson on spelling with short /u/
M-girl: finally caught up!
M-girl: worked on j
N-boy: worked on qu
R-girl: didn't work on any
We read two chapters from Story of the World this week. The first was about Ashurbanipal and the Assyrian Empire (well, Jim Weiss read that) and I read the next chapter about Nebuchadnezzar and his Hanging Gardens.
(They were all interested by the Hanging Gardens but not so much by the Library. I was pretty surprised by that!)
We read some more about the brain and how we learn. Specifically we introduced the concept of the Five Senses.
We did art! Woo-hoo! With our friends, we made bowls:
Read Alouds: We've read four stories from Winnie the Pooh, a part of a chapter from The Bronze Bow, and a little more of The Wind in the Willows.
Bible: We finished our discussion of Joshua, Ai, and Achan. I appreciate how the curriculum handled the stories.