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Weekly wrap up

Last week was our first really busy week of our school year.  I really slacked off on taking pictures. I am going to try and be better this week.  Hopefully signing up for Ashley's phone snapshop will give me the incentive to take more pics.

Now to get on with our wrap up for the week.

Math:

  • 4 lessons

Latin

  • Finished up week 2 and started week 3. As a side note I ended up ordering the books for Latin for Children A. I originally signed him up for the online course, but he is a little young for it and it moves a little fast for him. He loves it, but he needed more support. I am hoping that using the books and having hard copies to look at will help. 

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German-

  • 4 lessons
  • 1 quiz
  • He is still loving this and we are having fun doing it together. 

History

  • SOTW 2 Chap 22

Science

  • Ocean Navigation
  • Jacques Cousteau
  • Latitude and Longitude- We were supposed to make an astrolabe to help with this, but we have had cloudy nights all week. Hoping to do it this week. 

Language arts

  • Nouns
  • Proper Nouns
  • Copy work
  • Explode the Code
  • Still reading The Mystery of the Periodic Table
  • Lots of other reading

Computer programming

  • started Kidcoder

Books:

  • Goosebumps- 3 books
  • Horrible Harry

Videos

  • Bill Nye Eyeball
  • Bill Nye Friction
  • Bill Nye  Earth's Crust

Experiments:

Classes:

  • Fencing 2 x's
  • Programming
  • Lego Robotics
  • Art

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Extras:


Weekly wrap up

I'm late for last week and this week has been an odd one so I decided to combine the two.

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Math:

  • 5 lessons
  • percentages and fractions with cooking

Latin:

  • finish lesson 1 and start lesson 2

History:

  • SOTW 2 chapter 20 and 21
  • K12 history online lesson 1

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Science:

  • world water percentage
  • salt water resources vs. fresh water
  • made an ocean pie
  • did an visual exercise with an apple to compare salt vs. sea water
  • made a drawing of an underwater environment
  • did a salt water experiment from The Mystery of the Periodic Table that we read about.

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Language Arts:

  • reading The Mystery of the Periodic Table
  • copywork
  • spelling
  • Dibels testing for our online school.
  • Lots of reading after visiting the library

German:

  • started doing German this week through powerspeak. We are enjoying this so far and picking up on it quickly. 

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Extracurricular:

  • our online school had a back to school pool party that we enjoyed with friends.
  • Hiking with family- we found lots of different kinds of mushrooms and took pictures. We are taking those pictures and researching them to make our own field guide.  We also found an arrowhead and did some rock collecting.
  • Pow Wow. They had a Pow Wow in town for the opening of a local film festival.
  • Lego class. He started a Lego life science class.
  • Library trip
  • park day
  • Jack also helped me put in the stone pathway pictured below. Actually he kind of took over the project. He did good!

 

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Our first week

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Our first week homeschooling went well. Phew. Huge sigh of relief here. We are settling back in nicely. There are still some kinks and a couple of things to change or add in. So here is our wrap up for last week:

Science:

  • Pangaea- Read about continental drift in Ocean, watched a Discovery Ed video, did a experiment from Oceans for Every Kid.

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History-

  • Read Chapter 9 in SOTW 2 and did map work.
  • Read Chapter 10 in SOTW 2, did map work and painted his face like a Maori warrior.

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Math-

  • 5 lessons in Teaching Textbooks 3
  • cooking
  • money

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Reading:

  • 4 chapters in The Mystery of the Periodic Table.

Latin

  • Lesson 1 of Latin for Children online

Language Lessons

  • a and an
  • copywork

 

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P.E.

  • We spent some time at the rec center walking the track, climbing and swimming.

Changes so far:

  • We were also doing Powerspeak Latin through our online charter. We have decided to change this to German since the two Latin programs were so different.  We are both excited about the change. 

This past week was kind of busy getting everyone settled into some sort of routine, taking care of college stuff, and running around.  Hopefully this week will be a little more organized.


Weekly homeschooling wrap up

Things are continuing to go well ont he homeschooling front. This week we added one more class, had a park day with our online school, and took a day off to hang with dad.

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History-

  • 2 lessons
  • Greek influence on Roman culture and Roman myths

Science-

  • Vertebrates
  • Fish
  • virtual fish dissection
  • weather balloon videos
  • Bill Nye videos- Patterns, Plants

Math-

  • 1 lesson Saxon
  • Saving money
  • ipad games

Spelling

  • oo words

Language arts-

  • copywork poem 

Spanish

  • 3 lessons

Art

  • Great Wave and natural disasters
  • Drawing lessons started back up

Creating-

  • Robot Walkers from the Lego idea book.

Reading

  • Calvin and Hobbes
  • Garfield
  • Horrid Henry
  • Odysseus

Watching-

  • Bill Nye
  • Leonardo: A Dream of Flight

P.E.

  • park day with our online school- Olympic themed
  • Hip Hop
  • Acrobatics
  • park day

Extras-

  • Spent a day with dad taking care of car stuff.
  • park day
  • went to some yard sales and for a long drive with mom and dad to look at  a car. No we didn't get it. :)

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Jack reading to kids at the library.

 

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One of the many Lego creations this week.

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One of the teachers from the online school brought shaving cream for the kids to play with.  They obviously enjoyed it.

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Showing me his medal and his "torch" aka sucker.

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Making fish. Learning about the functions and benefits of each shape and style.

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From drawing class. He is also working on a jellyfish and taught me how to make one yesterday. 

 

 

 


learning notes this week

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I'm hoping to start putting up our learning notes each week in order to make myself a little more accountable with my record keeping.  I keep a lot of notes in my homeschooling notebook, but I find I am always telling myself that I will write it in later and then forgetting.

Read:

  • Amazing Dolphins
  • Sea Stars
  • Jellyfish
  • Sea Urchins
  • Dark Night
  • Monarchs and other Butterflies
  • Corals
  • Sea Anemones
  • Crabs
  • Whales
  • Dolphins
  • Blue Whales
  • Corals- different book from above.
  • Garfield, lots of Garfield

Science

  • collecting butterflies and pinning
  • flour fireworks
  • exploding egg
  • making foam out of shaving cream and glue- very cool!

Watched:

  • Mythbusters
  • Beyond Survival
  • Garfield

Language arts:

  • oi + oy sound
  • Spelling Through Copywork
  • Language Lessons

Math:

  • 4 lessons in Saxon 2
  • counting money
  • date
  • time

Spanish:

  • Powerspeak 4  lessons

Art:

  • drawing
  • patterns
  • felting

Computer:

  • brain pop
  • lego.com
  • more starfall

Extras:

  • fun and fitness
  • tap dance
  • hip-hop
  • library
  • animal shelter
  • kitty love.
  • Restore with mom to buy new stove

This week was a  lighter week, again. We are struggling with getting back to things post vacation and pre spring break.  Also what can I say we've been stuck in the winter blahs. This week we had one day of 70+ degree weather and one day of snow flurries.  Jack has also been fighting off some illness and or allergies this week. 

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Jack organized the jingle bells that we were making felt balls with.