Friday, May 4, 2012

Week 33: Starting to Finish

Jessie's 7th Grade
  • Jessie worked on chapter 6 of NEM this week simplifying equations and solving for the variable.
  • In R&S, she finished chapter 10 and began the final chapter learning more about dictionaries and related words. 
  • We also began the CW Poetry Intermediate book this week.  She did a bit of paraphrasing and some research and summaries on two poems and their poets.
  • Omnibus got pushed to the side again and skipped.
  • In Latin, she began working with the 4th conjugation in chapter 28.

Violet's 5th Grade
  • Violet finished up the IP section on triangles this week in Sinagpore 5B.
  • She completed lesson 32 in SWO G.
  • In R&S, she worked with hyphens and colons.
  • She finished up The Fair American  by Coatsworth and began White's The Sword and the Stone while continuing with Kidnapped by Stevenson for literature.
  • She completed her 31st LfC chapter and has the final year end review chapter to go.
  • She also finished her last Mind Benders assignment for the year.

Benny's 2nd Grade
  • Benny finished up IP section on time and completed a general review exercise in his workbook this week.  In Miquon, he used the blocks to work on area and perimeter of various figures.
  • In spelling, he passed his lesson 16 test and began lesson 17 in SWO C.  We studied adverbs in FLL and did the regular cursive copywork and printed dictation.
  • He finished reading Cleary's Socks to me, read all of Monjo's Indian Summer, and began Owls in the Family by Moffat.  I continued reading Drumbeats in Williamsburg aloud.
  • He reached the stopping point for his Building Thinking Skills workbook for the year and is working quickly through the remainder of his Mind Benders puzzles.
We began TruthQuest AOR 2 this week covering Washington D.C., the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and Sacagawea.  The girls read Capital by Curlee and wrote a brief paragraph about the architect.  Jessie read and summarized The Louisiana Purchase by Tallant while Violet outlined the information for Guerber's The Great Republic.  Both read and summarized Lewis and Clark by Stefoff and Sacagawea by Erdich.  Benny and I enjoyed Capital!Washington D.C. from A to Z by Krauss, A Picture Book of Lewis and Clark by Adler, Seaman's Journal by Eubank, and A Picture Book of Sacagawea by Adler.  He narrated the two Adler book.


Jessie completed chapter 25 in BJU.
Violet finished science for the year!!
Benny and I finished reading Apologia Zoology 2!

He made three barrel sponges.  Now we just have to put his box together next week.

Henry and I read lots of book this week.  He especially enjoyed a new series that we found by Helen Cooper about a cat, a squirrel, and a duck.  The books are entitled Pumpkin Soup, A Pipkin of Pepper, and Delicious!  Their are soup recipes in the first and third books that I want to come back and try in the fall.  We're still working on number recognition from 1-5 and letter recognition from A-F and O.

He also enlisted Jessie's help to turn his bed into a cave

and played in their quite happily several days this week.


1 comment:

Mary said...

Love the cave bed! Looks like another great and fun filled week :)