Saturday, October 8, 2011

Week 7, the girls: Colonies, replication, and electromagnetic waves


Jessie finished her section chapter in NEM 1 this week and took her first test.  She scored a very respectable B+ after a few minor computation errors.

Violet moved on to double digit multiplication this week in Singapore 5A in addition to continuing to make a daily multiplication chart. She did very well with her division and moved on to the corresponding IP section on Friday. It great to see her making some forward progress again in math.

Jessie moved into her second unit of CW Diogenes Maxim this week. She focused on the encomium paragraph and also completed some grammar analysis lessons. She completed 4 lessons and 2 worksheets for R&S and two more lessons in Caesar's English 2 for vocabulary. For her Omnibus primary lessons, she finished reading Augustine's Confessions and just has a few discussion questions to finish up on Monday. In Omnibus secondary, she was supposed to start reading The Nine Tailors by Sayers, but we were unable to get it from the library on time. On the bright side, at least we helped the library figure out that 2 of their 4 copies are missing.

Violet began reading Around the World in Eighty Days by Verne this week for literature. She did very well on her spelling test, completed several grammar lessons on nouns, and finished the chapter in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban covering the final Quidditch match for dictation. (It had plenty of practice for that cursive capital Q. Now if I could just find something for Z...) She also rewrote "The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard" for CW Homer and began working on the first step of the six sentence shuffle.
Jessie finished lesson 8 in LA1 and 6 in EG2, while Violet began learning the third personal personal pronoun declension in LfC B.  Logic was also completed by both girls.  Violet had a very long Mind Benders puzzle, which she did an excellent job working.
 The girls covered three TruthQuest topics this week.  Both read and summarized a chapter from Guerber's The Story of the Thirteen Colonies covering New Hampshire and a portion of New Amsterdam by Emerson for the beginnings of New York.
 They outlined a chapter from Miller's The Story of the Renaissance and Reformation covering King James' son, Charles becoming king.
They also summarized another Guerber chapter covering the Massachusetts Bay Colony and marked the colonies on a map color coding by nationality.
Jessie finished the book section covering mitosis and meiosis.  We still need to look at our mitosis slide in the microscope.  (Henry did not nap much this week.)
Violet finished the chapter on magnets and began learning about electromagnetic waves.  I know she modeled a wave using a jump rope and watched sound waves vibrate a piece of paper, but I missed getting pictures this week.
Both girls continue to play online games covering US geography and are steadily improving.
For music, they learned about the trumpet and french horn and added to their orchestra folder.
Jessie chose to draw a picture of a sea turtle from one of Henry's touch and feel books this week.  Next week we'll add some background details and hopefully some color as well.

1 comment:

MissMOE said...

Looks like an awesome week with a lot accomplished.