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.
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/.
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 ..."
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.
M-girl: I don't think she did any.
N-boy: is almost done with Mindbenders Warm-up.
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 ;)
M-girl: finished two lessons. WWE isn't her favorite, but *I* love it and it has improved her writing so much.
M-girl: did one Review Test perfectly.
M-girl: Watched one lesson and reviewed flash cards.
M-girl: learned to write p.
N-boy: worked on something.
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.