- Jessie spent the week in Foerster's Algebra reviewing operations with negative numbers.
- She finished up her first grammar unit after reviewing appositives and did very well on her chapter test. She continues to ace her vocabulary quizzes as well.
- Violet completed her second IP section and began working with ratios and fractions in her Singapore textbook and workbook.
- Benny had a brief review of addition with carrying in Singapore with smaller numbers before adding numbers within a thousand. In Miquon, he is working on subtraction.
- In R&S 3, he worked with commands and exclamations. He also completed two more spelling lessons in SWO C.
- We finished our review of the cursive alphabet and moved on to cursive copywork and worked with the model "The Fox and the Grapes" in CW Aesop.
Our fun project for the week was to create pictures by punching holes in an aluminum pie pan to mimic the tin decorations of the pioneers. Jessie opted to skip the activity. Violet created a bird,
Jessie completed her first science test and moved on to chapter 2 in Physical Science. She is a bit behind in her note taking and still working while I am typing this. She has learning some basic chemistry concerning matter, particle theory, elements, compounds, states of matter, etc. There were no labs scheduled this week.
For art lessons see Thursday's post. The girls listened to the first section of The Story of Classical Music, assembled the timeline portion of their lapbooks, and added a few early figures and terms. Benny listened to Mr. Bach Comes to Call this week.
Henry and I continued his farm theme by reading several books involving farmers this week including Farmer Duck by Waddell, Farmer Dale's Red Pickup Truck by Wheeler, The Thing That Bothered Farmer Brown by Sloat, and Farmer Palmer's Wagon Ride by Steig. We also enjoyed singing "The Farmer and the Dell" using a book by Rae. In letters, he finally seems to have mastered Dd and Ee, we reviewed squares, practiced counting to 20, and introduced the number 6.
soaking each other as well. Henry, as you can tell, needed a clothes change. Benny managed to escape with only a few patches of wet here and there.