Friday, March 18, 2011

Weekly Report

I just finished laminating Greek Paper Dolls and what a pain in the butt that was. But the kid is happy so it makes it worth some extent. 


Stalking the mailman paid off this week and my All About Spelling levels 1-3 arrived on Wednesday. I ordered the first three levels because I knew we would zip through level one and I didn't want to have to pay for that much shipping (to Canada) on each level. It arrived too late for us to squeeze a lesson into that day but early enough that I spent a significant amount of time cutting out letter tiles and attaching magnets to them. If I would have read the teachers guide first I would have realized that a) I didn't need any tiles until lesson three which would have given me more time and b) Only certain tiles were needed for level one, not all. So now that they are all cut out I will probably lose some of them before I need them. Especially if I put them away into a "safe spot"where I think at the time, "this is a good spot, I'll definitely remember this spot". Yeah right.   


Also Merle's Bumbo arrived the same day, so we got double the excitement. She is sitting in it beside me right now complaining about something:)


What we finished this week:  

Memory Work - I added the five senses since we began our body study in science this week as well as the human body systems.

Phonics - We finished The Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading today. She was able to read the following sentence:
The extraterrestrial creature wanted to do some interplanetary travel. 
As well as the word: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (it took her three times because she kept getting tongue tied) She kept saying that she could keep hearing Mary Poppins saying it in her head.

First Language Lessons - Lesson 70-72, covering seasons, holidays and the use of I.

Writing with Ease - Completed week 23 of copy work and narration exercises from How to Eat Fried Worms excerpts.

Latin (Song School Latin) - Review week covering the topics on food.

French (Nallenart) - A test on unit 8.4 and completed unit 8.5 reading and translating a simple French story.

Math - We worked on Math Mammoth 1A addition facts 2 pages a day as well as 1B telling time one page a day.

History (Story of the World) - We finished chapter 22 Life in Athens and Life in Sparta. Hence the Greek paper dolls.

Science (Elemental) - We started studying the body this week, covering cells, skin and hair. We also did a fingerprint experiment. 



We received three more postcards via postcrossing  from Taiwan, Texas and China with real Chinese writing which she was very excited about. I registered to send 5 more cards (the limit at one time) so that we can receive more. After we get the postcards we have been locating the place on the wall map and reading about in on the computer. 

A picture of my girls in their St. Patrick's Day festive gear. One is happy, one is not.



Mary said...

Adorable girls!!

Anonymous said...

I always love reading your weekly summaries!

Angela said...

Aw, the Bumbo seat! Love those things. :)

Congrats on finishing OPG Roo!!! What an achievement!