Friday, November 16, 2012

Week 13: Dragging Along

Jessie's 8th Grade
  • Jessie is currently finishing up her algebra for today as I'm typing this report. She's been working on solving quadratic equations by making them into binomial squares as well as solving them using the quadratic equation this week. Today she is applying that to word problems involving the vertical movement of objects. 
  • She completed her fourth unit in R&S and her 11th vocabulary lesson.  I'm still waiting for the Ivanhoe paper that was supposed to be turned in today and hasn't even been started.  She has completed 4 of her 5 CW assignments for the week at this point.
  • In Latin, she has completed her 9th chapter which reviewed partitive expressions, time expressions, and the ablative of price and will take the quiz on Monday.  In Greek she has been working with deponent verbs in the future tense.

Violet's 6th Grade
  • Violet finished reviewing the percentage chapter in the textbook and has moved back into the corresponding IP section.  She seems to have a much better grasp of the material at this point.
  • In R&S, she learned about verbs that can act as either action or linking verbs, completed an oral book report, did a little outlining, and finished off her unit 4 review and test.  She successfully completed another spelling chapter and read A Christmas Carol by Dickens for literature.  Her CW focus was on concision, and I had her edit the Pooh story that she had written a few weeks back.
  • In Latin, she studied the fourth conjugation of verbs while in EG1 she is still working on conjugating verbs in the present tense.
Benny's 3rd Grade
  • Benny finished up his IP section that included long division and moved on to the next unit on multiplication with a focus on the facts from 6x6 to 9x9.  In Miquon, he's been working on problems that are similar to the Balance Benders from Critical Thinking.
  • In grammar, he began working with possessive pronouns.  His second try at the first chapter of SWO D went much better.  Having the words written in print seems to have made a huge difference.  In CW, he analyzed "The Fox and the Crow".  He continued to read Sea Star independently and listen to By the Great Horn Spoon for his read aloud.
  • The picture on the left is some map work from his Building Thinking Skills 1 book.  He did all of his regular critical thinking, copywork, etc.

This week we covered Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, and Frederick Douglass.  The girls read and summarized Freedom Train by Sterling, Walking the Road to Freedom by Ferris, and Frederick Douglass Fights for Freedom by Davidson.  Benny and I read books from the "Picture Book of..." series by Adler on all three.  Everyone completed summaries on all three.  We'll put together the pages the beginning of next week.


Jessie and I made very little progress in science as she spent forever on basic tasks.

Violet, Benny, and I finished up the last few lessons in Properties of Atoms and Molecules.  I pushed the final labs until Monday because I really didn't have the energy to work on them Friday.


See the previous post for art.  We'll be doing lots of music and lapbooking next week. 

HENRY'S CORNER Henry and I had a pumpkin theme for the week. We read The Runaway Pumpkin by Lewis, Too Many Pumpkins by White, Pumpkin Soup by Cooper, The Pumpkin Book by Gibbons, The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Kroll, and Mousekin's Golden House by Miller.  My plan to make some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies with him was put on hold when he started running a fever at midweek.  The Pooh cards on the left I found at the dollar store.  Each set of three cards has one card with a number, one with the corresponding number of honey pots, and one with the number in word form.  Henry did a great job of matching up the first two on his own while I just supplied him with the final card.

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