Friday, April 27, 2012

Week 32: Back From Spring Break

Jessie's 7th grade
  • Jessie completed the workbook challenge and problem sets of chapter 5 before beginning chapter 6 in NEM1.
  • In Omnibus, we began studying Tolkien's translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight as well as Shakespeare's Henry V.  Jessie also completed an alliterative poem.
  • In CW, she finished up her last Diogenes Maxim assignment.
  • R&S also had her write a short story in addition to learning about italics, underlining, and hyphens.
  • In LA, she began chapter 27 working on the perfect tense of the fourth conjugation.  She completed her final chapter in EG2.

Violet's 5th Grade
  • Violet worked on calculating angles in various triangles this week and angles made by extending one side of the triangle in a straight line.
  • She began reading The Fair American by Coatsworth while continuing Stevenson's Kidnapped for literature this week.
  • She worked with synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms in grammar with a brief etiquette lesson on making introductions in R&S and passed another spelling lesson.
  • In CW, she worked more with trochaic meter, onomatopoeia, and tercets.
  • In LfC B, she completed the last chapter of new material covering the third declension neuter i -stem endings.
Benny's 2nd Grade
  • Benny began breezing through the Singapore section on time this week for math.
  • In grammar, we discussed direct and indirect quotations.  He did all of lesson 13 in spelling and 2/3 of lesson 14.
  • We continued reading Socks by Cleary and Drumbeats in Williamsburg for phonics and literature respectively.
  • He's doing very well with both his cursive copywork and printed dictation.
  • He also made sure that he left himself plenty of time for fishing and playing with his new badminton set.

In history this week we finished our first TruthQuest guide!!!!  Topics included the French Revolution, the first US president, Benjamin Banneker, and some more reading on frontier life.  Everyone read SOTW 3 for the French Revolution.  Violet and Benny completed the corresponding map.  For Washington's presidency, the girls read from Guerber's The Great Republic while Benny and I continued with SOTW.  The girls also read Benjamin Banneker by Schlesinger, Frontier Home by Bial and The Cabin Faced West by Fritz.  Benny and I enjoyed Dear Benjamin Banneker by Pinkney and The Bear That Heard Crying by Kinsey-Warnock. 


Jessie began studying the circulatory system this week in BJU science and examined blood cells under a microscope.

Violet finished learning about medical inventions and considered the impact of those inventions on surgery.

 She preformed surgery on two oranges by cutting one in half and making on a small incision in the other and compared the results.
Benny and I learned about corals, sponges, and sea squirts this week.  He made sea anemones (in orange) and the medusa portion of a few jellyfish (in purple) that we will add yarn to for tentacles next week.



Henry and I read lots of books and continued working on letters and numbers.  He also learned how to open a can of Pepsi on his own although he certainly does not need the caffeine.


Mary said...

Looks like a great week. Fabulous books being read over there!

My name is Tiffany said...

I love the science projects! Looks like the kids really enjoyed, I am looking forward to seeing the next phase.