Friday, March 19, 2010

Weekly Report ( March 15 - 19 )

Here is what we did this week.


Math - We did a review getting areas in geometrical figures (circle, square, triangle).
Language Arts - I listened to Susan Wise Bauer's Writing lectures and I have learned so much. So this week, as Susan said, for middle schooler, 2 outline, 2 narrative summaries and 1 half page literary anaysis. I thought that was the greatest help in making sure we spend quality time in our school. I dropped our writing curriculum and just do what she advised doing. I feel that idea is a lot better, incorporating writing across other subjects.

Science - We studied compound this week. We did one experiment that worked out pretty well. In our Zoology 1, he did one level outline for 6 pages of Apologia that was assigned today. We are on social insects this week.

History - We spent time reading about the Constitution. I made him memorize the Preamble to the Constitution. And he did 2 written narrations.

Latin - He is studied the imperfect tense this week. As usual, he did the exercises and did some practice conjugating some verbs.

Reading: We finished reading The Legend of the Sleepy Hollow and we are on chapter 6 of Johnny Tremain.

Alden (Kindergartener)

Reading : Reading everday for 30 mins .
Math : We did some review of reading time by hour and half hour. We also spent time this week with fraction manipulatives (one half and one fourth). Plus, everyday addition drills.
Writing: We did 3 times a week doing copy work. We are finishing HWOT and almost done with Explode the Code primer.
Memory work: He memorized " The Caterpillar" in the FLL which we just started this week.

Our week is pretty much the same. I am glad we were able to read more and do more things. Until next week.

Here are some pictures of what they did this week.

P.E. day on Wednesday

A sample of Jhosh's outline this week

Alden's practice sheet on math


Daisy said...

Great looking outline! I've downloaded those lectures to listen to. My goal is to listen to the elementary and middle school writing MP3's this weekend. We'll see if I manage it. Glad to see they were a hit with you.

Robyn said...

I thought the same thing after listening some of the lectures... keep it simple, then it gets done! Love the derby cars in your previous post! How fun! Our AWANA does not do a derby...

Laughing Lioness said...

I can't wait to listen to SWB's tapes on writing! looks like a fun week!

legendswife said...

Wow! It looks like you guys had a wonderful week:)
God Bless

Moonbeam said...

Y'all had a great week! My dd5 loves "The Caterpillar" and I love hearing her recite it.