Friday, January 27, 2012

Weekly Report 1/23-1/27/2011

Despite my having a head cold and sore throat this week since Wednesday afternoon, we got quite a bit of school done.  Hooray for having things planned for the week.  We didn't do table work or Circle Time as planned on Thursday or Friday, but the children did their independent work those days which was a good amount of learning.  I don't know how I'll get planning done for next week if I'm not feeling a lot better tomorrow.


R-girl: read two lessons this week.

Assigned Reading:

M-girl: finished Ramona the Brave and began Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle.  She also read some of Geraldine McCaughrean's Perseus, What Happens to a Hamburger?, What's So Special About Planet Earth?, and a book about Carbohydrates.

N-boy: began a book about Jesse Owens, read some of McCaughrean's Theseus, read Jason and the Argonauts, and parts of some other science book.


M-girl: finished two lessons.

N-boy: finished two lessons.

R-girl: finished two lessons.


M-girl: completed four pages.

N-boy: completed four pages.


M-girl: did two lessons, including one where we identified all the parts of speech in a sentence.  She also had a dictation sentence, which for some reason she loves to do (note, she also is writing in cursive most of the time):

N-boy: did two lessons, but I don't remember what they were.


M-girl: completed two lessons, the improvement from this time last year is marked.

N-boy: completed two lessons.  He shows he's capable of careful neat writing only during this lesson.


M-girl: did one lesson, missing one word: officer

N-boy: orally did one lesson, missing none.


M-girl: worked on the review lesson.

N-boy: is almost done with Lesson 2.


M-girl: worked on 'z.' she is almost done with lower case letters and is writing almost everything in cursive :)

N-boy: finished learning 'f.'  Started to learn the stroke for "hump" letters.

R-girl: finished writing 1.

History:  We only did history on Monday, project day, and that was map review of where different cities and sites are in and around Greece.  The children did read some more about mythology (see assigned reading).

Science: We did nature journaling on Monday at the park during the only perfect weather part of the day (yay me!)  It was warm (well, for Ohio) and sunny while we were there, but there was still snow on the ground in the woods.  We were able to observe animal tracks in the snow and note what happens when the snow melts and how the runoff affects creeks and streams.

Raccoon prints (we think)

Not sure what these are? Rabbit? Thought maybe possum? R-girl's boot for size reference.
M-girl wanted in the pic with deer tracks.
Last summer there was no water here, now there's a quick stream.  We all drew different parts of this stream.

This fast running river was a slow, shallow, gentle creek when Jason and the puppy were in it last summer.
Yesterday, we watched parts of a video about the human body from Netflix yesterday (I wouldn't recommend it). 

Art:  We did nature journaling on Monday and worked on color with the Mahers Hill Academy for art on Wednesday.  We read, compared and contrasted two books that use either warm or cool colors then did collages and watercolors.

Read Alouds: We only read a little bit of Little Britches this week.

Bible:  We began reading about Saul and David, comparing and contrasting them.  Interesting in Covenantal Catechism and gave me a lot to think about.  We also read some from The Mighty Acts of God with Jason.


  1. Love the pictures. I grew up in Ohio and it reminded me of "home!"
    Sounds like a great week ; )!

  2. Your science and art is inspiring! I'm still working on those areas. :)

  3. Ooooh, what a fun nature walk! My boys would've been so excited to see the tracks!

  4. I vote bunny tracks too - we have similar ones in our backyard and I know the bunnies love to play back there! Thanks for sharing your week.

  5. Lovely pictures. I love the one with the foot print above the animal print. I wish I was better about getting my kids out in nature. My oldest is praying for snow. I don't think it will happen this year. Looks like you did accomplish a lot even though you were not feeling your best.

  6. Looks like a productive week. The nature walk looks like lots of fun!

  7. GREAT job with nature journals! I'm horrible with that in the winter & we do even has snow here!

  8. Neat, neat tracks. What wonderful finds.


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