Friday, April 6, 2012

Week 30:

It's been a great week here. I focused a lot of time this week helping Violet get ready to sing a solo for our church's Maunday Thursday service. She was a bit nervous, but she did a really great job.

Jessie's 7th Grade
  • Jessie continues to work through review exercises in NEM 1.
  • In Omnibus, we wrapped up both Shakespeare's Macbeth and Tolkien's The Two Towers.
  • There was plenty of word, sentence, and paragraph analysis in CW.  R&S covered punctuation as well as character and conflict in stories.
  • In Latin, she worked with adverbs and completed the Latin readings/translations for chapter 26 and unit 6.  EG1 focused on deponent compound verbs that have a preposition as part of the word.

Violet's 5th Grade
  • Violet spent the week working on her IP section on rates in Singapore.
  • She completed her 29th chapter in spelling covering a lot of words derived from Spanish.  In R&S she took her chapter 9 test on Thursday and began her last chapter on capitalization and punctuation.
  • She continued reading Stevenson's Kidnapped as well as Carry On, Mr. Bowditch for literature and wrote several couplets for CW poetry.
  • Her LfC chapter focused on 3rd declension neuter nouns and their endings.

Benny's 2nd Grade
  • Benny focused on fractions in Singapore and square numbers in Miquon this week.
  • He's been reading Cleary's Ralph S. Mouse to me.  We continued A Spy in Williamsburg by Lawrence as a read aloud.
  • Grammar was a review of the part of speech.
  • He also did his regular dictation and cursive copywork.
HISTORY

We finished up the Revolutionary War this week in history.  Everyone read about John Hancock using Will You Sign Hear, John Hancock? by Fritz.  The girls also read Why Not, Lafayette by Fritz and some chapters from the Guerber book.  Benny and I read Deborah Sampson Goes to War by Stevens and Jack Jouett's Ride by Haley.  We also picked out a few chapters from SOTW 3 to wrap things up for him.  We're planning on reading the sequel to The Spy in Williamsburg which will give him a more detailed look at the end of the war over the next couple of weeks.

SCIENCE

Jessie aced her chapter 23 test, read about the skin and skeletal system, and examined a cross section of human skin under the microscope this week.

Violet read about refrigeration, sewing machines, modern appliances, and clocks.

Benny and I finished learning about echinoderms.  He made a sea star and a sea urchin from clay.  We started reading about cnidarians and have covered jellyfish so far.

ART
Violet used our 1-2-3 Draw Mythical Creatures by Levin to draw a hippogriff appropriately named Buckbeak this week.

HENRY'S CORNER


Henry and I read lots of books, began learning Ee and 4, and reviewed some previous nursery rhymes this week.  For his play with Jessie time, he always insists that she read Tintin books to him (mainly because everyone else has been reading them I suspect).

1 comment:

SCGS said...

Thank-you for sharing your week. It has inspired me. :)