Friday, March 15, 2013

Week 27:

Jessie's 8th Grade
  • Jessie worked on long division of polynomials, extraneous solutions of fractional expression, and some problems involving ratios and proportions this week in Foerster's Algebra.
  • In grammar, she continued working with adverbs reviewing degrees of adverbs and prepositional phrases as adverbs.  She completed 3 CW lessons and will be ready for her final writing project next week.
  • She continues to make progress with both Dicken's A Tale of Two Cities and Ballantyne's The Coral Island for literature.  She completed her 22nd vocabulary lesson as well.
  • In Latin, she completed chapter 15, did very well on her test, and began learning about relative clauses in chapter 16.  In Greek, she completed another lesson on her own.
Violet's 6th Grade
  • Violet completed several review pages in her Singapore textbook and workbook this week, then began working with volume of cuboids. In CWP, she worked some of the more challenging problems in the section of area and perimeter of circles, semicircles, and quarter circles.
  • In grammar, she worked on writing descriptions, degrees of adjectives, and prepositional phrases acting as adjectives.She covered a lot of nouns ending in -ity for spelling.
  • Her current literature selection continues to be Big Red, and she worked on long meter hymns this week in poetry.
  • Her Latin reviewed 3rd person personal pronouns, and Greek reviewed 1st declension feminine nouns.

Benny's 3rd Grade
  • Benny finished his IP section on measurement on Monday and began working on weight using grams and kilograms in his textbook and workbook. He reviewed measurement problems in CWP and did some mapwork/gridwork in Miquon.
  • He's also been working on adverbs in grammar and practiced doubling the final consonant of a word ending with a short vowel and consonant before adding an ending in SWO D.
  • For copywork, the first thing that came to mind was a hymn, so he's been copying the first verse of "How Great Thou Art".  We did a variety of sentences for dictation and analyzed "The Ant and the Grasshopper" for CW.
  • In literature, he began reading The Whipping Boy independently, and we tried The Green Fairy Book by Lang for a read aloud but didn't really enjoy the first few stories.  We'll move onto something different next week.

We covered Polar explorers and famous women and African Americans of the late 19th and early 20th century this week.  The girls read The Story of Admiral Peary at the North Pole by Kent, Trapped by the Ice by McCurdy, Elizabeth Blackwell by Latham, Helen Keller by Latham, Matthew Henson by Hoena, and a book on George Washington Carver.  Benny and I read the McCurdy book, a portion of Into the Ice by Curlee covering Peary, Maria's Comet by Hopkinson, A Picture Book of Helen Keller by Adler, and A Picture Book of George Washington Carver by Adler.


None for Jessie.

Violet and Benny completed two lessons, but no hands on activities.


See art in previous post.

Henry and I had polar bear week making the puppet in the picture and reading books by Hans De Beer in The Little Polar Bear series.  We also began Phonics Pathways this week covering the vowel sounds for a, e, and i.

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