Monday, September 26, 2011

Weekly Report for 9/19-9/23/2011



We had a short week last week because the Women's Retreat was on Friday.  We still had a good week and got through quite a bit of work.  I do have pictures, but want to get posted quickly, so this will be pictureless, sorry 'bout that.

Phonics:

N-boy: finished reviewing two-syllable words.  Only 40 or so lessons.  Then Latin!

R-girl:  reads better than she thinks she does.  She worked on /sh/ and /ch/.

Assigned Reading:

M-girl:  finished a couple of chapters of Cricket in Times Square.

N-boy: cracked me up with his narration of The Lighthouse Family: Storm.  "such-and-so didn't happen in this chapter, but I think it will in the next chapter because of the pictures ..."

Math:

M-girl: did one lesson of MEP and some Math Mammoth. 

N-boy: did two MEP lessons.

R-girl: didn't do any math.  I was trying to focus on those reading lessons.  She was sad, she loves MEP.

Logic:

M-girl:  I don't think she did any.

N-boy:  is almost done with Mindbenders Warm-up.

Grammar:

M-girl:  read one lesson of FLL and one lesson from The Music of the Hemispheres (which she loves).

N-boy: did several lessons from FLL, including the short "Abbreviation" lesson ;)

Writing:

M-girl: finished two lessons.  WWE isn't her favorite, but *I* love it and it has improved her writing so much.

Spelling:

M-girl: did one Review Test perfectly.

Latin:

M-girl: Watched one lesson and reviewed flash cards.

Penmanship:

M-girl: learned to write p.

N-boy: worked on something.

R-girl: none.

History:  We read about the Minoan civilization.  The children told back to Daddy. 

Science:  We read about learning through our senses; nerves & reflexes; and the sense of touch.  We did three experiments: poke with a toothpick to find nerve endings, holding an ice pack and trying to zip a jacket, and tricking our hands with hot and cold water.  It was pretty fun and I liked the simplicity of the activities.

Art: We did art *twice* last week. On Monday, we did the Artistic Pursuits Minoan "fresco" activity, drawing with black crayon than filling in with watercolor crayon.  We had a great time with that.  Our friends came over on Wednesday and we did another, first a page talking about Line from How to Teach Art to Children.  Then we did portraits from Artistic Pursuits.  Fun!

Read Alouds:  We read some from The Wind in the Willows, but soccer and piano makes reading more difficult.  We have only one story left from Winnie the Pooh.  I don't think I read any from the Bronze Bow, but maybe did on Monday.

Bible:  We enjoyed reading from Vos last week.  Need to get back to more regular work in Covenantal Catechism.

3 comments:

  1. What is "The Music of the Hemispheres?"

    No art for us this past week. :( But we did do a science experiment (making homemade perfume) & IEW with our friends. :) Having lessons with them is a great motivator!

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  2. It is Michael Clay Thompson's Poetry program. It teaches about poetry and tools poets use. M-girl really enjoys the presentation style. (Only either the Teacher book or Student book is necessary ... I'll go with the Teacher book for the next phase).

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  3. Hope you enjoyed your weekend away. Looks like a great week.

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