that needed to be caught up when I wasn't chasing down Violet to send her back to finish her school work. Henry is also running a fever at the end of the week and has required a lot more Mom snuggle time than usual. We did manage to accomplish most of our work anyway.
Jessie began her second week in her 5B textbook and workbook. She completed 7 days worth of assignments since a lot of the workbook pages were only 1 page instead of the regular two pages. She worked on multiplying and dividing with decimals. She also spent two days applying her decimal skills to conversions between various units of measurement. Most of the units were metric (kg and g, m and cm, l and ml) but there were also some non-metric units (lb and oz, qt and cups, ft and in) where she found it a bit tricky to figure out the decimals. She would much rather have written the answers in fraction form I believe.
Violet finished her 3A workbook and her IP book this week. YEAH!! Next week she'll move on to the 3B books where we can work on catching up. She's doing very well with all of her calculations, although we still need to work on her math facts. In Miquon, she was introduce to fractions this week. I did have to take some time each day to explain how to complete the page, but once she had the instructions she did an excellent job with the work.
We did not finish all of our scheduled science lessons this week mostly because of interruptions. We did complete the last lesson of unit 2 covering oxygen, and the girls enjoyed watching a candle flame go out under the glass when it ran out of oxygen. Their second unit test went better than the first. We also completed the first lesson in unit 3 covering ionic bonds. They were really excited to make marshmallow models of lithium and fluorine. We opted to use saran wrap and a twist tie to hold the nucleus together rather than glue so that the kids would still be able to eat the marshmallows when we finished. (I also saved the toothpicks in a bag for the models for the following lesson, so I didn't have to go buy more.