Saturday, February 2, 2013

Week 21: Staying Warm

Jessie's 8th Grade
  • Jessie finished chapter 9 on powers and exponents in algebra and worked on finding the greatest common factor in chapter 10 this week.
  • Her grammar consisted of a combination of pronoun review and working on sentence style.  She began working on her final unit in CW (and finished all the lessons on time!!)  She struggled a little with her vocabulary, but managed to do well on her test.  She is on track in her reading for both Oliver Twist and Children of the New Forest.
  • In Latin, she completed her quiz on chapter 13 and began chapter 14, but I have not yet checked the assignments.  She also completed lesson 19 of EG3 and her regular logic lessons.
Violet's 6th Grade
  • Violet finished up her first textbook section and completed the corresponding IP section in her 6B books this week.
  • In grammar, she completed her unit on pronouns and did well on her unit test.  Regular spelling and dictation were done.  She began the second portion of CW Poetry for Beginners this week.  She also finished reading National Velvet and wrote a book report on Friday.
  • Her Latin chapter was a review this week.  She continued declining 2nd declension neuter nouns in EG1 and did some beginning translations this week.

Benny's 3rd Grade
  • Benny finished up the last review pages in both his 3A textbook and workbook this week. His Miquon has been a review of subtraction.
  • In grammar, he began learning about paragraphs, topic sentences, and ordering of events within a paragraph.  He completed his 9th spelling lesson, worked on direct quotations for dictation, and copied a portion of Psalm 1 in cursive.  In CW, we analyzed a passage on Julius Caesar.
  • He continues to read Pinocchio independently and to read aloud from McGuffey's 3rd reader.  We finished our read aloud, The Black Cauldron by Alexander on Friday.

This week's topics focused mainly on the Wild West and the transcontinental railroad.  The girls summarized Frontier Surgeons: a story about the Mayo brothers by Crofford and Annie Oakley by Graves, outlined from The Great Republic, and read The Book of Cowboys by Holling.  Benny and I read Bill Pickett, rodeo riding cowboy by Pinkney, Black Cowboy, Wild Horses by Lester, Buffalo Bill by d'Aulaire, Little Sure Shot by Spinner, John Henry by Keats, Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express by Wetterer, and a potion of SOTW 4 for the transcontinental railroad and the creation of time zones.

Jessie actually got some science done this week (pausing to do a happy dance). We completed the lab on center of gravity on Monday. She read the facets, worked the the extra problems, and went over the review questions with me for chapter 5.  She taking the chapter test open book as I type this up.

Benny and Violet did two days of science this week learning about the difference between a chemical change and a physical one as well as the different types of possible physical changes.


See Thursday's post for art.

Henry and I added the letter Tt to his magnets, counted with his calendar, and read mostly Larryboy chapter books along with his Bible stories at his request.

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