Friday, December 9, 2011

Week 14: A Little More Like Christmas

YEAH Jessie!!!
 Jessie's 7th Grade

This week Jessie
  • completed her 3rd chapter in Lial's Prealgebra and passed the test with a 95%
  • worked on common problem verbs in grammar
  • completed the regular lesson and a half of vocabulary
  • analyzed adjectives in a short excerpt from Shakespeare for CW
  • completed reading The Ecclesiastical History of the English Church by Bede and the book of John for Omnibus.  (We are a bit behind in our discussions.)
  • finished one and a half chapters of Latin Alive and another chapter of EG1
  • did her regular logic work.
  • Violet's dictation
    Note the big smile.  I chose
    "Twas the Night Before Christmas"
    for our lessons this week.  Sometimes the
    theme makes all the difference.
Violet's 5th Grade
This week Violet
  • completed the textbook portion of Singapore covering the area of triangles and began the IP section
  • Rewrote "The Woodchuck Episode" by Burrough for CW.
  • Successfully passed another spelling test
  • worked on problem verb pairs such as raise and rise for grammar
  • continued to read Treasure Island by Stevenson and began reading Susan Creek by Wilson as well.
  • reviewed Latin prepositions for LFC B
Benny's Second Grade
  • worked on the 3s multiplication table
  • read more of Misty of Chincoteague by Henry to me and listed to The Story of the Amulet by Nesbit.
  • copied a portion of Luke 2
  • covered commands and questions for grammar
  • aced another spelling test
  • generally kept his Santa hat on for the whole week once I had mended it
We covered a range of small topics in history this week including pirates, the plague and fire in London under Charles II, Isaac Newton and John Locke, John Bunyan, and King Philip's War.  The girls read relevant sections from Our Island Story by Marshall, Trial and Triumph by Hannula, Courage and Conviction by Withrow, and SOTW 3.  They outlined from The Story of the Thirteen Colonies by Guerber.  Jessie also read Isaac Newton and Gravity by Parker as well as When London Burned by Henty (just for fun).
Benny and I read Pirate Diary by Platt (which I highly recommend although depending on the child you may need to preview some of the pictures) and portions of SOTW this week.
He was very excited to make a pirate hat out of newspaper
 and enjoyed burning our paper version of London.

 Jessie completed chapter 12 this week on plants.  We collected spore prints from mushrooms
and examined a bit of moss under the microscope.  We also observed a prepared slide of a mushroom.
 Violet learned about friction, work, and power.  Here she used a rubber band to pull the train on 3 different surfaces.  She compared the stretch of the rubber band on each surface and also compared the initial stretch to the stretch once the train was moving.

No science for Benny.


Jessie is working on landforms in North America.  Violet is progressing nicely with the states and is ready to begin working on capitals.  Benny is about halfway through his song and still working on the midwestern states.
 Violet is the only one who did art this week and drew a gingerbread man.

Mo music this week.


Henry is thoroughly enjoying his morning reading time and seems to prefer choosing his own books.  Here are a couple of his antics for the week.
 He successfully snuck into the kitchen, retrieved two pot lids, and banged them together behind Violet causing her to jump several times which he found hilarious.
He also entertained himself one day by popping the packaging that came with his Christmas stocking.


Homeschooling6 said...

Love the picture of Henry laughing. Priceless photo =)

Karen said...

Nice week. Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Looks fabulous and chock full of interesting stuff! I like the notebooks :)

MissMOE said...

Looks like a great week. I love that Benny is wearing a Santa hat!