Friday, February 03, 2012

Weekly Report:January 30-February 3, 2012

We had an unseasonably warm, lovely week.  I let the kids off in the afternoons a bit more than usual and we went to the park or rode bikes and today we spent the day at the zoo. We had a fantastic time at the zoo, it was pretty empty, the weather was sunny, and the animals were moving right along.


R-girl: read Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss to the family last week.  She did a great job, and got her own "grown up Bible." (she was ecstatic)  The extra confidence of that success bled over into lessons this week and she powered through with ease. Woo-hoo!

Assigned Reading:

M-girl: is continuing Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and she keeps giggling and wanting to read parts to me.  She's enjoying it.  She's also reading Geraldine McCaughrean's Perseus and chose some other books for science or geography reading.

N-boy: read more of a book about Jesse Owens. He read some other books about history and science too.


M-girl: has a big test coming up on Tuesday for addition up to 20s.

N-boy: worked on adding up to 13s this week.

R-girl: continued to work on skip counting, inequalities, and patterns.


M-girl: flew through her packet of independent work.

N-boy: had a few difficulties with some of the spatial work in his packet, but did very well with the venn diagram he had to deal with.


M-girl: In-terjections!

N-boy: learned about the difference between a sentence and a fragment.  He learned the first of four kinds of sentences: the statement.


M-girl: Finished the week of work from The Happy Hollisters.

N-boy: Finished the week on Rumplestiltsken.  I'm pleased with his improvement even since the beginning of the year.


M-girl: completed one lesson on changing -y to -ies when plural.

N-boy: completed one lesson on short /o/.


M-girl: Completed lesson 21.

N-boy: Completed lesson 3.


M-girl: is done with lower case letters!

N-boy: finished lower case f.

R-girl: finished learning 1.

History: We read the chapter about the Parthenon, Greeks & Persians, and Peloponnessian War.  The children have really enjoyed studying the Greeks.

Science: We read and narrated the chapter about digestion.   

Geography: We finished reading and narrating the section about the Lower Atmosphere with reading about the mesosphere.

Art: We took our nature journals to the zoo today. [oops]

Read Alouds: We read more chapters from Little Britches.  We listened to an audiobook of Geronimo Stilton.  I don't love it, but the children think it's funny.  We also listened to several chapters of The Cat of Bubastes ... We need to finish it soon.

Bible: We read from First Samuel about Saul's failure as king.  The Covenanatal Catechism curriculum compares and contrasts Saul as the people's choice with David as God's choice for King of his people.  We also got to read David and Goliath, which is always a favorite.

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