- Jessie and I backed up and did some more practicing with exponents at the beginning of the week before moving on to adding and multiplying polynomials at the end of the week in Lial's Prealgebra.
- In R&S, she spent 4 days practicing with adjectives and adverbs as single words, phrases, and clauses and differentiating between them in a sentence. She also did a brief oral presentation on making cookies. She began the final lesson in CE2 this week, and began working on the 4th analysis and imitation section of CW.
- Benny completed a couple of review pages in his Singapore textbook and began the corresponding IP section on multiplying and dividing with 4, 5, and 10. His Miquon continues to center around place value, and we discussed being more careful in reading word problems to make sure the answer actually answers the question.
- He finished writing out the cursive alphabet, and we began cursive copywork using Dr. Seuss' ABCs. He completed some grammar copywork on contractions and had his first try at dictation on Friday.
- Grammar covered contractions. In SWO B, he finished lesson 1, completed lesson 2, and started the third lesson this week.
This week in history, we learned about the battles of Lexington and Concord, Samuel Adams, Ethan Allen, Henry Knox, and the battle of Bunker Hill. This girls read about Lexington and Concord from The Story of the Thirteen Colonies by Guerber. Jessie outlined the two chapters, and Violet wrote a summary. Benny and I looked at the battle from both sides by reading Benchley's George the Drummer Boy and Sam the Minuteman. We also enjoyed The Remarkable Ride of Israel Bissell by Schick for fun. Everyone read Why Don't You Ride a Horse, Sam Adams? by Fritz. Jessie read Ethan Allen by Aronson, while Violet outlined a potion on Ethan Allen from This Country of Ours. We all enjoyed the story of Henry Know bringing cannons from Fort Ticonderoga to Boston reading Henry Knox: Bookseller, Soldier, Patriot by Silvey. An even better book on the subject is Reit's Guns for General Washington which sadly our library no longer has a copy of, but I highly recommend. Finally, while the girls read about Bunker Hill from Guerber, Benny and I enjoyed King George's Head Was Made of Lead by Monjo for an interesting British perspective on the war.
Jessie's been studying sexual reproduction this week in life science.
Violet built a bridge to hold a toy train,