- Math went a bit more smoothly for Jessie this week. We spent a few days manipulating and solving equations. There was one long day when all of the problems required rounding to two decimal places, but she did very well on her quiz on Friday.
- Violet spent to entire week on review exercises and word problems in Singapore.
- In grammar, she's been working with nouns reviewing common vs. proper and the formation of regular and irregular plural nouns. She also completed her 7th spelling lesson.
- For CW, I chose the model "The Fifth Labor of Hercules". The picture on the left shows Friday's analysis assignment where she paraphrased one of the paragraphs from the model using a combination of the techniques that she has learned so far. She wrote a brief plot summary of Lassie Come Home after we discussed the book and made a story chart on Monday. On Wednesday, she began reading The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
- She completed her first review lesson in LfC C and finished her Greek Alphabet Code Cracker as well.
- Benny has been working on multiplication in his Singapore text and division in Miquon.
- He did very well on his first grammar test at the beginning of the week. We spent the remainder of the week reviewing the definition of a noun, identifying nouns, and differentiating between common and proper nouns.
In unit 4, we began learning about chemical reactions and made a fire extinguisher in a jar. The jar has play dough, vinegar, and a lighted birthday candle. When Benny added the baking soda, the carbon dioxide released by the reaction displaced the oxygen causing the flame to go out.
We also learned about chemical equations and practiced writing 3 equations using the pictures on the worksheet as a guide.
Art lessons as always are in the previous post. No music this week again. In geography, Jessie is still working on Europe while Violet finished up the US states. Benny completed his Arkansas booklet and the first two-thirds of his California booklet. We also began learning Spanish this week as a family. This week we focused on basic informal and formal greetings.
I rearranged our book schedule and made it apple week for Henry. We read How Do Apples Grow? by Maestro, Johnny Appleseed by Lindbergh, Apple Cider Making Days by Purmell, and a version of Snow White. At Benny's request, we added the letter Mm to our refrigerator since he already knew it from McDonalds and the m's on M&M candies.