Friday, January 8, 2010

Week 19: Trying to Restart

It has been a long week. On the school front, the new schedule is working well. I just need to tweak a couple of places. Both girls have been completing their schoolwork early by getting started on their own before 8:00. On the home front, my computer crashed Thursday afternoon. Today I'm using my MIL's computer to do this report and prep next week's lessons. I need to also do some research to replace our broken pc because I'm not buying a new motherboard for a 9 year old pc.


Jessie spent the first half of the week completing the section on angles in her IP book. A few of the problems were challenging enough that we worked on them together. Thursday and Friday , she completed the last review exercise in her 5A textbook. She should finish both the workbook and IP next week, and then it's on to the 5B set.

Violet completed the IP section on multiplication with 6, 7, 8, and 9. Wednesday she began the final unit on money in the 3A textbook and workbook. We also realized that she has gotten ahead in her CWP book. Since she just completed the CWP money section, she'll get a couple of week off. Her Miquon just started multiplication of large numbers, so it will provide some good review.

Benny is still adding and subtracting in both Singapore 1A and Miquon Orange. Some days he needs the blocks, and other days he doesn't. Some we work through the page together, and others he asks me to let him do it alone.


Jessie started SWO H this week and scored a 95 on her first test. In grammar she finished up the textbook pages on pronouns and is ready to test on Monday. We did have to review the definitions of demonstrative pronouns, indefinite pronouns, and interrogative pronouns when they had her using all three at once. We only completed half of her CW work before the computer crashed, so we'll try again next week. She's started the Legend of Sleepy Hollow for literature, which she tells me is even more boring than Rumpelstiltzkin in the beginning. In Age of the Fable, she has been reading about Aeneas.

Violet completed another spelling lesson successfully. In grammar, she learned to diagram direct objects. Then she had sentences with and without direct objects to find the direct objects and diagram. In literature, she has picked back up with her previous selection and requested that she read The Children's Homer for her next book. In CW, we completed the analysis work for "The Hare and the Tortoise".

Benny has started on long vowel words this week. So far we're just working with the long a. He's starting to catch on as we slowly go through the first page a second time. For copywork, he's been writing the lyrics to "Jesus Loves the Little Children". In literature, we picked back up with the previous books.


In Old Testament history, we've all been reading about the reign of King David. The girls completed maps showing Ish-bosheth's kingdom and David's kingdom. The notebooking pages will be put together next week once we finish David.

In ancient Greece, this week's focus was the Spartans. Jessie read about Lycurgus, Spartan life, the Messenian War, and the Olympics. She completed a map of Sparta and Messenia and wrote paragraphs covering everything but the Olympics. Violet read about Lycurgus and Spartan life and marked Sparta on a map. No drawings this week. No timeline figures either because of the computer crashing before I printed them.


Not completed.


We started God Design Properties of Atoms and Molecules this week. We covered matter, chemistry, atoms and their parts, and different ways atoms combine. The girls have enjoyed the hands-on aspect. I've been pleased with how the worksheets they've completed have helped apply what they learned in the reading. I'll post a more detailed review in a few weeks.


Jessie completed another lesson in LfC B. The week emphasized conjugating duo and Roman numerals. Violet started LfC A and has enjoyed it so far. Logic was completed as usual with Jessie starting Think-a-Grams A2 and Min Benders B3.


Henry has been all over the place this week. He's spent a lot of time with DH. He also discovered that he can reach the dog treats and loves to have the dog follow him all around the house before giving him the treat.


Our Westmoreland School said...

Every time I see your wipe-off pages I think, I really need to do that. One of these days, I will.

It sounds like a pretty productive week :)

Thank you for sharing!

Kash said...

Sounds a good week!

Daisy said...

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cyn said...

What a wonderful week! I too, like the idea of wipe off pages!

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