Friday, August 17, 2012

Weekly Review, Week 4, 2012-13

Monday: Fireplace work all day
Tuesday: Homeschool Curriculum Planning Day
Wednesday: more fireplace work all day
Thursday: waited at home for rough in fireplace inspection (didn't happen). Horse riding lessons.
Friday: fireplace inspection (yay!)

A's week:
  • Math through lesson 98, focused on adding/subtracting unlike fractions, taking 10% discounts off of sales items, scientific notation, and the metric system.  The metric system featured celcius, grams, liters, meters, and maps with cm to kilometer scales.
  • Spelling patterns -end, and -ame.  Challenging words included comprehend, apprehend, befriend, extend, intend, and pretend.
  • Began reading Inkspell (book 2 of the Inkheart series), and several choose your own adventure books
Z's week:
  • Math through lesson 85, focused on telling time, elapsed time, centuries (A.D.), division, divisibility rules, and averaging.
  • Spelling pattern -ack.  Challenging words included hijack, unpack, attack, quack, and whack (easy words this week).
  • Began reading Catching Fire (book 2 of Hunger Games series), and several choose your own adventure.
Note: There are many themes for the choose your own adventure books.  One book was about Viking history - the kids made a connection between Vikings and Skyrim (Daddy's video game, lol).

Together:
Our stars board.  The kids got creative on this one.  Once created, we used this to find out why stars twinkle.

Air dry clay art sculptures
  • We did Week 4 Day 1 of Writing With Skill, which involved reading a story and writing a brief summary.
  • We worked on Easy Grammar, continuing the Preposition Review section
  • The kids did cursive handwriting practice.  I'm beginning to try to weave this into other things (for example, 2 spelling words get written in cursive now).  We just began the section in Can Do Cursive on Grammar (I love their grammar review!)
  • We did Week 3 of Science, all about the stars.  We learned about the different ages/heat/color of stars.  We did a science experiment where we learned how stars appear to twinkle.
  • The kids used air dry clay for Art this week. 
Below: Short videos of kids on horses:)  Very goofy 3yo in the foreground.


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