Friday, September 2, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up–The Oregon Edition


At the end of last week I headed out to the Women of Faith Conference in Washington DC.  I had an amazing time, and am SO thankful to BookSneeze for giving me the tickets, and ultimately grateful to God for orchestrating an entire weekend for me!

This week was pretty routine, no natural disasters or anything!

Geography/History:  We studied Oregon (specifically the Oregon Trail) this week.  The girls really enjoyed the “diaries” that we read.  Olivia is especially fond of history, so working historical fiction into her studies really helps her to take hold of the timeframes.

Books we used:

John Jacob Astor and the Fur Trade; by Lewis K. Paker
The Oregon Trail; by Elaine Landau
A Historical Album of Oregon; by Charles A. Wills
Oregon; by Dennis Brindell Frading and Judith Bloom Fradin
Oregon: by Terry Miller Shannon
A Frontier Fort on the Oregon Trail; by Scott Steedman
Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie – The Oregon Trail Diary of Hattie Campbell; by Kristiana Gregory
The Journal of Jedediah Barstow – An Emigrant on the Oregon Trail; by Ellen Levine

Math:  Olivia started simple division this week.  She did pretty well with it.  However, I want to strengthen up some of the multiplication areas before we move on.  So next week will be a remedial week.  Lindsey has moved up to the 6 addition family.  Overall she is doing well with math, but she’s very sensitive (TOUCHY) when she doesn’t grasp a concept quickly!

Science:  We studied endangered species as well as extinct animals.   Interestingly enough, while sitting at the doctors office this week Olivia found a great article in National Geographic about baby mammoth fossil that was found in Siberia.

Latin:  We’ve finished our first 5 lessons of Prima Latina.  We’re studying verbs, which goes along nicely with our First Language Lessons unit on verbs and adverbs.

Spelling:   Lindsey had her first spelling test this week and did really well.   Olivia is moving along nicely with AAS Level 3.  She has also signed up to participate in our local spelling bee, so we’re plodding through spelling lists as well.

I think that pretty much wraps up our week.  Nothing too exciting, just normal everyday life.  Next week should be more interesting as I have a few surprises up my sleeve for the girls!

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  1. My son is very "touchy" as well when he doesn't get something right. We're working on it!


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