- Jessie completed her second chapter of Foerster's algebra this week scoring a 97% on her chapter test. Topics covered included commutative and associative properties as well as expressions and equations.
- Violet continued to work with ratios in Singapore.
- In literature, she finished reading From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, wrote a summary of the plot, and began reading Lassie Come Home by Knight.
- Benny reviewed subtraction with borrowing with Singapore math. In Miquon, he struggled with Miquon pages this week which were trying to illustrated the distributive property of multiplication. He had a much easier time with Friday's lesson on fractions. In CWP, he is nearly finished with the review problems at the end of book 2.
- I had to put his geography lapbook on hold until next week because I had too many other projects on my plate for the week.
ART / MUSIC
As usual our art lessons are below in Thursday's post. For music this week, we finished with the Renaissance time period and entered the beginnings of the Baroque period adding Monteverdi to our timeline and the definitions of opera and concerto to our terms booklets.
Henry and I learned about vegetables and gardening this week. His favorite book of the week was How Groundhog's Garden Grew by Cherry. We learned about different groups of vegetables (root vegetables, leafy vegetables, etc) reading The Vegetables We Eat by Gibbons and enjoyed seeing the wily rabbit put that knowledge to use outwitting his lazy neighboring bear in Tops and Bottoms by Stevens. For our nursery rhyme/song, we sang Three Blind Mice by Ivemey. Benny also added the letters Ii and the number 7 to his repertoire this week. I still plan to plant some carrot seeds in a quart jar with him, but I have to buy some new seeds tomorrow since our last pack was used up.