Friday, January 18, 2013

Homeschool Weekly Wrap-Up


This week felt like we were back in our real school routine again. The one exception is Sweet Pea (5), who got shuffled aside a few times. We did manage to keep up with her calendar, some math work and a few phonics review things but we didn't move on to much new work and she got kind of frustrated with having to wait for me a few times. Oh well. We'll try to do better for her next week.

To see what the older two students accomplished this week, read on:

Polly:

Bible - continued working on her current memory work.
Math - no weeping, wailing, or gnashing of teeth during Math this week. (And all God's people rejoiced and said, "Amen. And Hallelujah, too." Polly finished 65, Test 11 (we went back for a previous test after all the trouble last week), 66, and 67 in her Saxon book. She corrected her answers every day and only missed 2-3 questions each day.
Grammar- diagramming compound sentences. She also worked on a journaling assignment.
Handwriting - a cursive Preamble to the US Constitution printed from this site.
Latin - we finished lesson VI from Latina Christiana II together. Also reviewed her vocabulary cards at least 3 times.
Logic - worked a logic puzzle her daddy brought home and also one from this book:Logical Thinking Skills

Art & Music - practiced the piano at least 4 times, did a picture narration, & read "King Lear" from Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare.

Tigger:

Bible - continued working on her current memory work.

Math - finished Lessons 65 - 68 from Saxon 3. Did at least five timesheets. Read three different "Sir Cumference" books.
Grammar - finished Lessons 26-29 of First Language Lessons Level 3. Wrote a letter to her pen-pal.
Handwriting - worked on cursive v and x. She did write a letter to her pen-pal but she printed it (neatly) rather than use cursive which she's not comfortable with yet.
Latin- finished Lesson VII of Prima Latina.
Art  & Music - did a picture narration. We really need to start piano lessons but we just haven't gotten around to it yet.

Together:

History: finished chapter 18 of The Story of the World 2. Polly reviewed her "Rulers of England" and "Wars of the Middle Ages" flashcards. Both girls did mapwork and read several books related to the last two chapters we've done. Lots of reading about knights, dragons, and samurai around here. Polly enjoyed these two:


And Tigger enjoyed these (among others):





Science: we finished Chapter 13 of Exploring Creation with Astronomy (Apologia).
These are some books we had to supplement this chapter:
The Stars by H.A. Rey
Find the Constellations by H.A. Rey
Galaxies, Galaxies by Gail Gibbons
Once Upon A Starry Night by Jacqueline Mitton

Our current read aloud for Tigger & Sweet Pea is still Elmer and the Dragon.

Philip got this game for Christmas and all the girls have been playing it almost every day (even Sweet Pea enjoys it, especially if she gets to play against her daddy or me. Yes, we give ourselves a handicap so she has a chance):

It's called City Square Off and it's been a lot of fun. (Don't tell them, but it's useful for spatial awareness and logic too, which means it's educational as well as fun. Shh!)

It's been cold around here but we haven't had to deal with any more ice or snow. The girls have been reading our snow books almost as if they could make it snow by reading about it long enough. (If you'd like to see our favorite snow related picture books, I just did a post about that.)

That about sums up our week. We finished bookwork around 1 today and now my living room is a home for American Girl dolls, Bitty Babies and all their many possessions. Interesting to note: American girl dolls insist on having a bed time story read to them before they can go to sleep. And their long-suffering Mamas oblige.

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2 comments:

reutersramblings said...

Wow, looks like you had a very productive week. All those books look wonderful!!!

Traci's Teaching Times said...

Productive week, don't you just love it when your children are having fun and don't even realize they are being educated in the process. I love it!

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