Jessie reviewed fractions, decimals, the operations involving them, and rounding this week in NEM 1. She also learned about significant numbers in rounding.
LATIN / GREEK / LOGIC
Jessie finished chapter 4 in Latin Alive this week and began working on the accusative and dative cases of nouns in chapter 5. She's still breezing through the review of EG2. Violet is also breezing through LfC B which is currently reviewing grammar from last year. Both completed their regular logic assignments as well.
I wasn't able to get the girls the book on the pilgrims that I wanted this week, so they focused on the 30 Years War.
this video for the directions. All the kids needed help at some point along the way, but they had fun.
Jessie finished up chapter 3 in BJU life on cells and moved on to chapter 4 to learn above cell membranes and cell parts.
She compared the amount of time it took food coloring to spread in a glass with moving water versus still water after learning about diffusion across cell membranes.
We caught up on last week's lab testing for proteins in various substances. Since we had six test tubes, we just picked six substances from the list: egg yolk, whole wheat flour, lemon juice, vinegar, sugar, and contact lens cleaner. We still had two labs that we didn't get to that I'll have to push into next week (partially because I didn't have any corn syrup and partially because I was just too tired Friday to worry about it).
Violet spent the first two days of the week doing a vocabulary review and quiz for unit 2 of God's Design Heat & Energy. Her new unit is on electricity.
GEOGRAPHY / ART / MUSIC
The girls continue to play online games for geography. Jessie is almost ready to switch to the capitals games, while Violet continues to identify the states regionally.
For music this week, we finished learning the string instruments including the double bass and the harp and added the instrument cards to our orchestra folder.
In art, Jessie and I talked about light versus shadow. Then she went back and colored in her duck picture from two weeks ago paying attention to the coloring and shadowing of the original illustration.
Violet drew a floppy eared bunny using these directions and asked to color it in with our soft pastels.