Friday, December 2, 2011

Week 13: A Little More Progress

I spent most of the weekend Christmas shopping and didn't prepare very well for this week.  DH was also home, and I let the kids spend more time with him before he leaves to go fishing tomorrow morning.

Jessie's 7th Grade
  • Jessie worked her way through chapter 2 of Lial's covering variables, simplifying algebraic expressions, and solving simple expressions to find the value of the variable.
  • She finished the textbook portion of her R&S chapter on verbs and had the week off from vocabulary.
  • In CW, we finally finished revising her second writing assignment and began the third unit.  (I'll post her final draft and some thoughts on Diogenes in the next few days.)
  • We played catchup in Omnibus by completing the entire section on Henty's The Dragon and the Raven and continued our progress through Bede's history. 
  • Our Latin focus for the past two weeks has been vocabulary.  Jessie has been playing the online FlashDash game daily.  This week she also managed to complete chapter 14 and begin chapter 15.  In Greek, we've done a lot of flashcard work and completed lesson 12 covering the Greek word for not.
  • Logic also got done for the week.
Violet's 5th Grade
  • Violet completed her fractions section of Singapore IP and started some review in her textbook this week.
  • She had the week off from SWO, but continued working on verbs in R&S.
  • In CW, I took a week off from the regular lesson plans and added a chapter from Colum's retelling of the Golden Fleece to get some additional practice on the 3rd level of sentence shuffles and paraphrasing before moving to the next level.
  • She finished Around the World in Eighty Days by Verne and began reading Treasure Island by Stevenson (which she is enjoying so far).  We've also been using short sections for dictation this week.
  • In Latin, she worked on ablative pronouns.  She completed her regular combination of BTS 2, Mind Benders B2 and Think-a-Grams A1 for logic.
 Benny's 2nd Grade
  • Benny finished his IP section on multiplication and began a new section in the textbook on the multiplication tables for 2 and 3 on Friday.  He also finished the fractions portion of Miquon Blue.
  • He's still thoroughly enjoying reading Misty of Chincoteague by Henry to me, and we've begun The Story of the Amulet by Nesbit together. 
  • For the month of December, his copywork will have a Christmas theme.  This week he copied the first verse of "Away in a Manger".
  • In grammar, we worked on statements and commands.  He did complete a spelling lesson and start a second this week as well.
  • I gave him the week off from critical thinking.


    This week in history, we covered Prussia and Peter Stuyvesant and New York as well as the beginnings of New Jersey, North Carolina, and South Carolina.  All three read about Frederick of Prussia in SOTW3.  Jessie read The Story of the Thirteen Colonies by Alderman for the remaining topics.  Violet read the same book one day, but read Old Silver Leg Takes Over!  by Quackenbush and a chapter of Guerber's The Story of the Thirteen Colonies for the other two days.  Benny and I read SOTW, Spier's The Legend of New Amsterdam, and Lobel's On the Day Peter Stuyvesant Sailed Into Town on Tuesday.  Wednesday and Thursday, we read portions from Whitehurst's The Colony of New Jersey, The Colony of North Carolina, and The Colony of South Carolina.  There was no hands on this week other than the mapwork.


Jessie is the only one who did science this week.  She finished the reading portion of chapter 11, took the test, and began chapter 12.  We have several labs to catch up on still.


No art or music this week.  Geography was the normal online games for the girls and state song and mapwork for Benny.


Henry spent as much of the entire week following DH around as he possibly could.  When this wasn't possible, he managed to successfully sneak up on Jessie under the table and tickle her feet once making for several minutes of laughter by everyone at her surprised reaction. 

1 comment:

MissMOE said...

Looks like a full productive week. And I love the image of the feet getting tickled!