Friday, March 23, 2012
Weekly Report for March 19-23
We've had practically perfect weather this week. The children have played in the yard before school, during school, and after school. It's been both glorious and hard for the focus. R-girl is starting to insist that she do some of the same things her brother and sister do like writing and grammar. I had intended to add grammar at some point this year, but not writing. I think I'm going to incorporate it by using the writing in FLL1 (the older edition) rather than WWE for her.
R-girl: finished her chart through Lesson 105 in Ordinary Parents Guide. She's so excited to be reading so well!
M-girl: is slowly approaching Little House in the Big Woods. She was very excited about getting a chance to read it, but hasn't made much headway ...
N-boy: is dragging through Jesse Owens. I'm going to be more careful with the next selection for him.
R-girl: finished one Little Bear compilation and began a second one. Frog and Toad are next!
M-girl: I have been stubborn and we have continued and should actually finish MEP Y1 next week. I suspect she could have gone on to Y2 several weeks ago and not done these last lessons in Y1 and will face a lot of review in Y2, but I don't see this as a negative at this point.
N-boy: is working on adding up to 17. He was stubborn this week and it took 3 days to do one lesson. I'm OK with that, I'd like to slow him down a little bit.
R-girl: is working on adding up to 3s. She did almost her whole lesson by herself today.
M-girl: none this week, I didn't plan ahead so there was little assigned work this week.
N-boy: none this week, I didn't plan ahead so there was little assigned work this week.
M-girl: Finished FLL2! We did more from Music of the Hemispheres too. I think we're going to do Grammar-Land next before moving into FLL3.
N-boy: is working on reviewing types of sentences. We also worked on writing dates and our address this week.
R-girl: learned the definition of a noun today.
M-girl: did a couple of writing lessons this week. I suspect she could move on to Y2, but I'm going to be stubborn about this too.
N-boy: is working on the Caddie Woodlawn lessons.
R-girl: did the very first lesson today. She also wrote a letter for her friend Lizzie and her cousin. I should maybe mail them sometime, especially since I still have Lizzie's family's Christmas presents ... [oops]
M-girl: is almost finished with Level D in Spelling Power
N-boy: had his first difficulties in Spelling this week ... where and there and were and their ... so confusing!
M-girl: Pretty sure none this week.
N-boy: Pretty sure none this week.
M-girl: [sigh] She writes so nicely, she needs some more practice and letters.
N-boy: learned lower case p and r.
R-girl: learned lower case a and c.
History: We read and listened about the Romans. We watched Romans: Engineering an Empire today. It was good, but long. There was some blood that I didn't expect, but M-girl, in particular, learned a lot about the Romans from it.
Science: We read some about the circulatory system and played with this guy and this Melissa & Doug two sided Anatomy puzzle.
Geography: We started reading about continents in A Child's Geography. Thus, we did the GeoPuzzles for Europe and Asia.
Art: We finished our pinch pots on Monday:
Read Alouds: We finished Little Britches! It was wonderful. I read some Beatrix Potter to R-girl this week, she missed out on some of that beauty. Tonight we'll start Dr. Doolittle.
Bible: We continue to work on Matt 5:1-12 (the Beattitudes) and catechism. It seems we did Bible from Covenantal Catechism earlier in the week, but I don't really remember. In our evening reading, we've been learning about the division between Israel and Judah. I think Starr Meade has handled this section quite well.