It has been a very long week here. We finished most of our work, but I will probably spend some time over the weekend evaluating our schedule and Jessie's workload.
Jessie's 8th Grade
- She's switched back to the online geography site to continue working on the countries of Europe at a more challenging level. In memory work, she began a new poem "Kind Words" by Longfellow.
- Benny completed his IP section on addition and subtraction this week and began a new unit on multiplication in Singapore. He is doing very well, but I can see that I need to start putting more emphasis on having his math facts memorized to increase his computation speed. In Miquon, he worked with fractions. Several of these pages we worked through together because he hadn't seen the topics previously.
Benny and I learned a little about John Q. Adams from The Great Republic, spent two days reading What Do You Mean? by Ferris about Noah Webster, and enjoyed Quackenbush's Who Let Muddy Boots Into the White House? from which he completed an oral narration of Andrew Jackson.
We were suppose to make candles this week all together, but by the time Jessie was finished each day, there was simply not enough time.
Jessie completed her third chapter in BJU's Physical Science text. She did complete a lab on Monday where she calculated the volume of a fishing weight based on water displacement. She also used our balance to measure its mass so that she could calculate it's density. Unfortunately, I missed getting any pictures.
We also dissolved table salt and Epsom salt in water, poured the solution on black construction paper, and are waiting for the water to evaporate so we can compare the resulting crystals.
ART / MUSIC
We did manage art this week. (See the Thursday post.) Music fell by the wayside, so we'll double up next week.
It was tractor week for Henry and I. We read The Rusty Trusty Tractor by Cowley, Tractor by Brown, Driving My Tractor by Dobbins, and Tractor Day by Ransom. We spent the week reviewing our current letters and numbers without adding any new ones.
Henry had a lot of fun making tractor tracks in some playdough
over and over again.
We also caught up on some of our activities like shaking up some whipping cream
to make more butter,
and then mixing the remaining cream with some almond milk, sugar, and vanilla
to make what everyone agreed was some delicious ice cream.