Friday, October 22, 2010

Weekly Wrap Up – Still Moving Ahead


This was a pretty standard week.  No major issues, no grandiose educational moments.  Just lots of family fun and learning.  Although we did finish up our 2nd grading period already!

Math:  Both girls moved along at a good pace.  No serious issues, and they both scored well on their math tests this week.

Language:  We’ve moved on to pronouns.   I added copy work to both girls this week as we makes lists of the pronouns we’re learning.

Geography/history:  We finished up our study of New York this week.  We finished our state flag and state coin sheet for the girls’ notebooks.  We also read about Niagra Falls, the Erie Canal and Ellis Island.

Books we used:

The Amazing Impossible Erie Canal; by Cheryl Harness
Niagra Falls Nature’s Wonder; by Leonard Everett Fisher
Ellis Island Gateway to the New World; by Leonard Everett Fisher

Science:  This week our focus was on flower anatomy.  The girls really enjoyed this unit.  On Tuesday we moved classes outside to study some of the remaining flowers in my gardens.  You can read more about that here.


Latin: This was a built in review week.  We spent the week working on our vocabulary and fluency as well.  Lindsey’s picking up a bit quicker now.

Reading:  Olivia finished up books 5 and 6 in the Kaya series. Now I’m waiting for the Felicity books to arrive from the library.  Lindsey is charging ahead in her reading…who am I to argue?  I made up some word cards for her and let her work on making her own sentences.  She really enjoyed this activity!

001 004 She looks rather smug, eh?005

Awana:  Both girls are zipping right along.   Olivia recited three verses this week, and Lindsey did two.  So Olivia should get her wings and first jewel next week and Lindsey should get her rank patch.

Activity Day was this week.  Olivia’s class made a fun, craft pumpkin.  Our Dr. Seuss class was creative with pumpkins in a different way.  Read all about it by going here.

4-H: Yep, this always falls on the same day as Activity Day.   This month the Cloverbuds focused on learning about horses.  Of course, Olivia was in heaven!

Ballet/Tap:   Olivia had her first Nutcracker practice on Saturday.  She’s really getting excited.  We’re also ordering costumes for the spring recital already…’s a blur of activity year round!

Piano:  This continues to be a good fit for Olivia.  She’s picking up on it a lot faster than I’d thought she would.  Although, the novelty of practicing every day has started to wear off…so she has to be reminded…a lot.

Kris from Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers is away this week, so Jamie at See Jamie Blog is hosting the Weekly Wrap Up.  Be sure to check it out!

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  1. A pretty standard week is nice once in a while. Your pumpkin collection looks wonderful!

    Janet W

  2. I'm ready for a standard week...LOL...Maybe once we get back from vacation, but I'm not holding my breath.

  3. Sounds like a fabulous week!

    How exciting for your daughter to be in the Nutcracker. We watch the Moscow Ballet perform it every year. It's so much fun.

  4. I have been reading Meet Kaya to my 1st grader, and she is working on a lapbook about this era. We complete it at the end of the month and will move onto another American Girl. Fun stuff!

  5. Love the picture with the pumpkins on the steps. And yay for reading! My youngest loves the American Girls books!


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