Friday, April 8, 2011

The Power of the Biebs - Weekly Report

Once upon a time, Roo's Aunt Naomi came for a visit bearing a magazine filled with Justin Bieber pull out posters. (He will be referred to as JB or Biebs from here on out) The result was Bieber Fever as shown in this post. Who would have thought JB would have an integral part in Tummy Time success? Roo stuck a picture of JB above Merle's change table and she smiles and "talks" to him every.single.time.she.gets.changed. We have not been having Tummy Time success and I wasn't sure if it was because she couldn't or she was just lazy. So a few days ago I decided to take the change table poster and stick it to the bottom of the shelf in front of her TT mat. Lo and behold! She apparently was just lazy after all.


Never underestimate the power of the Biebs.

Last week I decided I needed to work on my own education before my brain atrophies so I learned the countries of Europe, their capitals and map placement. This week I learned all the countries in Asia and the Middle East, their capitals and locations on a map. I will soon conquer the world;) I also worked on my Latin with Getting Started with Latin. I discovered a way to make flashcards for Song School Latin too. I went to the SSL website and found the pdf for the colouring pages for the SSL vocabulary words. When I went to print them I changed the layout so it would shrink and fit 9 colouring pages for every 1 printed page. The result is perfect flashcard sizes that all I need to do is colour, cut and laminate. It totally beats coming up with my own (lazy procrastinator). I also just discovered while typing, that the fingernail on my middle finger is way too long and it is impeding my typing skills.

What we finished this week:  

Memory Work - I added the list of Greek Gods.

Spelling (All About Spelling) - We completed lessons 14-18, which included the rule for the different sounds of "c" and the endings ck, ng, and nk.

First Language Lessons - Lessons 79-81, titles of respect, poem review and a new poem called Mr. Nobody.

Writing with Ease - Completed week 26 of copy work and narration exercises from The Tales of Peter Rabbit excerpts. 

Latin (Song School Latin) - Sky vocabulary and review.

French (Nallenart) - Unit 9.1 clothing terms and made collages using magazine cut outs for these clothing vocabulary words.

Math - We started Math Mammoth 1A subtraction and continued with 1B shapes. 

History (Story of the World) - We finished chapter 26 The People of the Americas which included the Nazca Drawings, The heads of the Olmec and the tale of Rabbit Shoots the Sun. She then completed a Nazca drawing of her own.


Working on her Nazca drawing while sporting a juice moustache and a bad ass snake tattoo;)

Science (Elemental) - From our body study we looked at the nervous system and the brain and tested our reflexes. She was supposed to remember and record her dream from last night but she said she couldn't remember it because the dream catcher caught it, so we have to try this weekend. 

Geography - She has the Canadian provinces and territories memorized and almost placed on the map, she just always forgets where Nova Scotia is located. We are using Sheppard Software to get these down and  I love this site.

Art - This week she did a picture narration and made a three dimensional animal. She decided that she wanted to make a panda and then used to scraps to make her dad a skeleton pirate. 

We also spent a significant amount of time today googling mythological beasts. Now that she has figured out how to Google, it has become her new favourite thing. 


Theresa said...

Wow! I am so impressed. I need to get some memorizing going on!! You have inspired me.

Too funny about the Biebs. lol

Robyn said...

Heh, heh about your tummy time inspiration! She may be his youngest fan!

That geography link looks great!

Laurie said...

Sounds like a busy, fun week! My oldest let my Dad pull her 1st tooth. After that, she has refused to let anyone touch them and will let them hang on (and hang on!) until they literally fall out! Such drama for such a tiny tooth :-) I love having girls!