Grace did test 3, an investigations exercise, and lessons 22 and 23 in Saxon 65. I think I mistakenly said last week that she is in level 54. She finished quickly on the test/investigation days and did a couple of Life of Fred chapters. James and I picked our way through Saxon 3 lessons 25-35. We have been skimming through to get to something more challenging for him. He also read two Life of Fred chapters. James and I did four lessons of Rightstart C and we played a couple of math card games this week, always a hit. He learned a lot about Roman numerals this week- he loved it! And we read two chapters of Life of Fred Apples.
Writing & Grammar
Sonlight Core D
We finished Meet Thomas Jefferson and the kids started their next reader, Sarah Whitcher's Story. To supplement the Core we added in a fun sticker book: Stuck on the Presidents. Now as we read about each president, the kids will do the appropriate page in the book. Not much for science this week. We read a bit about ecosystems in Real Science for Kids. We did not get to our planned history projects, but we are going to try to make corn tortillas from scratch over the weekend. We read more from Justin Morgan's Horse (love this book!).
Sonlight Core B
James and I did a Sonlight sheet comparing Sparta and Athens. We did another one comparing the Olympics in Ancient Greece to the modern Olympics. He continued to read about the human body-specifically about the heart and lungs this week. We had a few science experiments involving water. In one he wadded up a tissue in a glass and pushed it straight down into a bowl of water. He was very sure the tissue would get wet and was very surprised when it did not (the air in the glass keeps the water out). When he tried it again, this time tipping the glass, the water was able to get in and wet the tissue. We continued reading Follow My Leader.
Uh-nothing? Better luck next week-but I keep saying that:)
Grace finished Lesson 2 of Latin for Children. Christopher's Lively Latin pages this week were mostly the history ones. I offered to let him skip these, but he says he enjoys them. We did two lessons of Getting Started with Spanish.
Lots of reading, lots of Starfall, lots of playing, as always. Rose also really enjoyed doing several pages of her Kumon cutting workbook this week. Lots of good things to cut out and enjoy, and great practice with the scissors.
And that was our week! Thanks for stopping by!