Friday, October 7, 2011
Week 7, the boys: Colonies, seals, and fish
Benny spent most of the week in his Singapore math program completing review pages in the textbook and workbook before moving on to the corresponding IP chapter on addition and subtraction on Friday. His Miquon work has been focused on multiplication which he has determinedly worked on without using the cuisenaire rods.
We continue to read aloud together from the New Testament portion of Egermeier's Bible Story Book, Five Children and It by Nesbit, and A Lion to Guard Us by Bulla, the latter being read aloud by Benny to me. He started learning a new poem this week called "The Shepherd" which he also used for part of his copywork. In grammar, we began writing and memorizing the personal pronouns and made it through the third person singular. He also completed two more spelling lessons in SWO B.
drew a lighthouse. We didn't get to music this week. In geography, he up to Michigan in his states song and is working on identifying Wisconsin and Illinois on the map.
It was fish week for Henry. Of course, we read The Rainbow Fish by Pfeister and its sequels. The other hits for the week were Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark by Geist and A Fish Out of Water by Eastman.