Saturday, March 17, 2012

Weekly Report for March 12th-16th

 Our Weekly Wrap-up....

Math

Everyone did their usual 3-4 lessons of Rightstart. Christopher finished Level C (he was SO excited), so next week he will start Level D. He's a bit ahead of where I figured he'd be at this point, so I'm going to keep his lessons shorter (20 minutes) instead of pushing to finish a lesson every day.

Reading
We continued  most of our reading from last week. Still plugging away on Wind in the Willows, I think we'll finish by next week and move on to another Little House on the Prairie book. We will also start reading The Borrowers for our bookclub.


Language Arts/Writing/Latin

I gave the kids a long list of choices and asked them to pick their own writing projects this week. Grace chose to do a diary entry from the point of view of our dog...it turned out pretty funny. Christopher is writing a diary entry from the point of view of one of our guinea hens, but he says he needs more time to think of adventures before he can finish it. Can't argue with that. All three older kids worked on typing this week (their choice). Christopher is especially hooked on this. We're using Typing Instructor For Kids. 

Grace and Christopher both did a page of Lively Latin, while James did four pages of Spelling Workout.


Science

Both boys are still devouring shark books. We picked up a new batch at the library this week. Astronomy books are also a big hit. Universe: The Definitive Visual Guide, which we got at the library, is particularly beautiful. I may have to add a copy to our permanent collection. We took a field trip to a nearby butterfly place, lots of fun and so refreshing at the end of winter. I'll put up pictures of that in a separate post.

History
Again, we are light here this week. I did encourage James, my history buff, to check out a book on the California gold rush, and everyone listened to me read-aloud about Louis XV. I think next week, we may ramp up a bit in this area.

Art

We watched Between the Folds, an origami DVD I heard about at Gillian's blog.  This was super cool and the kids enjoyed it a lot. I had no idea such things could be made from a folded sheet of paper! We were out at Barnes and Noble today and they had a whole set-up of origami kits...so naturally we had to buy one;). Grace has been experimenting with it. She also made the leprechaun house below for St. Patrick's Day (directions here). Rose  made some simple glittery shamrocks, because what self-respecting three year old doesn't love glitter?




Etc.
Grace  made blueberry muffins. Christopher made lemonade cookies. They put on a play about Snow White, with Rose cast as the main part (I was the evil queen, in case you wondered;)). Lots of outdoor time, riding bikes, and playing soccer plus the usual extracurricular stuff. And games of course-chess, Apple Letters, Go Fish, Memory, and Battleship.

The Poisoned Apple Scene

It was a pretty good week!


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3 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun week. :) Stopping by from the weekly wrap up :) Have a great weekend!!
    Jen
    http://bobjenjack.blogspot.com

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  2. Such a fun week!!

    Popping in from the WWU

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  3. This does sound like a good, fun week! I know you did a happy dance when your ds finished RS C! Thanks for letting me know that things get a bit better in the overload department after RS C. :-)

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