- Jessie completed her 4th chapter of Foerster's algebra this week and scored another A on her test. Even though it's taking her longer to complete her assignments than I believe it should, at least I can confidently say she is understanding the concepts. Friday, she began learning about polynomials in chapter 5.
- Violet spent most of her week working with percentages about half of which were in the form of word problems. She's also been cruising along in her CWP 6 book.
- Benny began learning to multiply two digit numbers by a single digit number this week in Singapore. He did a great job. He completed hiis regular Miquon and CWP pages as well.
- In grammar, he's been working with common versus proper nouns over the past several lesson and did very well with his Friday review lesson. He continues to cruise along with SWO. We rewrote "Androcles and the Lion" for CW. We did some more focused editing this week working with word variety and pronoun clarity.
- Benny finished reading Dolphin Treasure by Grover and began James and the Giant Peach by Dahl. We also completed our read aloud, Sharp's The Rescuers.
- In geography, we finished our California and Colorado booklets and began Connecticut.
Violet and Benny learned about exothermic versus endothermic reactions, factors that change reaction rates, and the role of catalysts and inhibitors. In the picture Violet is adding hydrogen peroxide to a slice of potato which then became covered in bubbles as the enzyme in the potato broke the peroxide into water and oxygen.
Art is in the previous post. Benny listed to Hallelujah Handel and Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery this week for music. The girls and I will be covering Bach and Handel first thing in the morning.
We managed 4 days of Spanish. This week I taught them how to say goodbye and how to ask someone how they are doing and how to respond to that. We also covered asking for names and stating our own names. Next week we'll focus on putting these together in sequence to have a mini conversation.
Henry and I focused on chicken and grain this week. We read Galdone's The Little Red Hen, From Grain to Bread by Mitgutsch, French's Henny Penny, and From Egg to Chick by Nelson. We spent the week reviewing our current letters and numbers and finding new things to practice counting to twenty.