Friday, June 1, 2012

Week 37: Transitioning to Summer

Jessie's 7th Grade
  • Jessie has been steadily working on the review exercises in NEM between chapters 7 and 8 this week. She has about ten math lessons left to finish off to officially be done with math for the year.
  • We still have another 5 weeks left in Omnibus. This week we finished Shakespeare's Richard III and continued working on Dante's The Divine Comedy:  Inferno
  • Jessie also worked through several lessons in CW Intermediate Poetry covering alliteration, refrain, and hyperbole.  She has two lesson left to finish for the current year.

Violet's 5th Grade
  • Violet began working on her end of the year review exercises in math. She completed both her textbook and workbook pages for the year and has only a couple of lessons remaining in her IP book.
  • Creating better summaries and outlines is one of the areas I want her to work on over the summer.  She completed 5 more lessons in Writing With Skill 1 this week and is on week 3.  I chose to skip the thesaurus lesson for now.
  • Her only other remaining assignment was to finish the mega crossword puzzle from her Latin activity book.  She finished on Friday!!
Benny's 2nd Grade
  • Benny finished up the final section in Singapore this week and began the review exercises. He finished up the one's in his textbook leaving only the workbook and IP for next week. He also finished his final Miquon page on Friday!!
  • For reading fluency, we've been been alternating reading pages in Baum's The Marvelous Land of Oz.  I've also started enforcing his 30 minutes of reading alone and having him report to me what he finished in that time.
  • He made it through the letter Zz in his cursive copywork, so we're calling it done for the summer.

This was our last week in history for the year.  We finished studying inventors with Samuel Slater and Eli Whitney and read about the Industrial Revolution.  The girls read the beginning chapters of Samuel Slater's Mill and the Industrial Revolution by Simonds, outlined the SOTW section on Whitney, and summarized the SOTW chapter covering factories and the Luddites.  Benny and I just read the SOTW chapters and did narrations.  I also printed off the remaining timeline figures for the year and had the girls catch up on their timelines.  That officially wraps history for this school year.  YEAH!!

Henry and I continued with our regular reading, letter recognition, and number recognition activities this week.  He's spent more time watching television this week with the rest of us being between schedules, but I hope to change that for next week.  In the picture, he was really proud of the car seat he made out of playdough.

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