Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Weekly Review 3/7-3/11, 2011

MATH
8yo's Math drill: completed Subtraction on Math Trainer (setting 4-2 through 15-10). She is eager to start multiplication drill, so hopefully we can finish subtraction soon.

10yo's 100 problem multiplication drill times:
M: 5.85 secs per problem
T: 4.95 secs per problem
W: 4.31 secs per problem
Th: 4.25 secs per problem
F: 4.48 secs per problem
100 problems printed from Math Fact Cafe, 3's 4's and 5's.

10yo did 5 days of BJU Math Reviews 3rd Grade. We set the timer for 25 mins and she gets as many pages done in that time. She does about 4 pages at a time and finished Chapter 3.

8yo did 4 days of BJU Math Reviews 2nd Grade. Same thing (timer set). On Friday, I let her play with the online puzzles on the Math Is Fun web site (same site as math trainer). She also completed 8 story problems on Thinking Blocks (love this site, it's so addicting!)

SPELLING
We have been working through the Top 1200 Words in the English Language for our spelling. I just noticed that this list comes from Sitton Spelling, LOL. Our district uses Sitton Spelling and it's horrible. So note that I am NOT using Sitton Spelling; we're using our own funky methods based upon the top 1200 words (same words, different method). I pre-test the 10yo on 20 words per day, just to see which words she doesn't know. She has been pretested on 250+ words so far and knows most of them. The 8yo has big freakouts during school, so I give her a list of 10 words to study. She practices hopscotch while spelling the words allowed and then I quiz her orally. Once I'm sure she has it mastered, I test her on paper. She is struggling with "right" and "write". She is convinced that the "write" is "wright". Sigh.

AWANA
The 10yo finished her book. The 8yo just started Discovery 8 (needs to finish 8.1 - 8.7 to finish her book). I am working with her to get her to learn these. She is really having a mental breakdown over school and studying this year. I know once she finishes her book, she'll be glad she put the time into it. And I will fall in an exhausted heap, lol!
We've had AWANA games practice 2x this week and Saturday is the official games.

PIANO - had our every 2 weeks lessons. The 10yo did not practice. The 8yo did practice. I need to come up with a schedule so that this work actually gets done.

TIME 4 LEARNING
Completed 4 days of T4L. We had one day without Internet.

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