I can't believe we finished our 5th week of school!
The highlight of the week was this KALE, I prepared twice. I can't get enough of it! It's delicious.
MONDAY: Science and Natural History. (Our nature walk once a week)
TUESDAY: Literature and Poetry
WEDNESDAY: Geography and Biography
EVERYDAY: Recorder practice
WEEKLY PLANS: Week 5, 7/25 - 7/29 2011
EVERY DAY, BIBLE: Genesis: Faithful Abram, Abraham and Lot. Memorize Gen 12:1-3. What is Leviticus about?
EVERY DAY, READING/PHONICS/SPELLING: She read from Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes.
EVERY DAY, MATH: Math Mammoth program, some pages in the 40's. They were addition to 10.
She keeps practicing XTRA MATH, or math vitamins, as they call them. I need to write that this was the week that my daughter smiled while doing math. She told me to write it in her journal too.
PRACTICED WITH THE DIFFERENT SUBJECTS, HANDWRITING/COPYWORK:
She practiced handwriting with an entry for How The Camel Got His Hump
MONDAY, SCIENCE and NATURAL HISTORY: James Herriot: Only One Woof
Over the weekend we saw this young mockingbird and its mom flying nearby.
We made bookmarks with contact paper. We love this craft.
TUESDAY, LITERATURE and POETRY: Aesop Fables: The Fox and the Grapes, The Bundle of Sticks, Just So Stories: How the Camel Got His Hump. She illustrated this story, or she narrated it through the picture, and wrote the title practicing handwriting.
A poem a day from A Child's Garden of Verses.
WEDNESDAY, GEOGRAPHY and BIOGRAPHY: Chapter IV of Paddle to the Sea.
FREE BOOK: We did not get to do Chapter IV of this one, next week maybe. On Wednesday they had a play date with their friend and other children that will be at my friend's art class once a week.We are very lucky to have my friend do this for us!
We went to the library to LEGO DAY, and they had fun! In the afternoon, before dinner, our neighbors and friends came. I sent them outside, and they came with this bug, It's a STINK BUG. And I heard Blue Heart say that turtles have an exoskeleton because it's outside. That's because my friend Heather said that last week in our visit to the sanctuary.We listened to Chapter III, Our Island Story, from Livribox.
THURSDAY, WORLD HISTORY: - Fifty Famous Stories Retold: I messed up AGAIN! We read Cornelia's Jewels, which is for next week, and didn't read The Story of Regulus. Next week we'll read both. I know you only have to read once, but Cornelia's Jewels was such a nice story for moms to hear, that I want to REPEAT IT!
I heard Jeanne say that whoever put this curriculum together did it brilliantly. I'm starting to see that, for this week we read about Julius Cesar and the Barbarians being divided, and uniting to face the Romans, when we had also read the Bundle of Sticks fable. We also have been reading about Lot and Abraham, and that also was about quarrels. That word, quarrel, came up all the time. And though we shouldn't have read about Cornelia's Jewels, we did, and we also heard how rich Abram and Sarai were and how they had to leave their country and go by faith to the place God had in mind for them.
FRIDAY: Today we have a birthday, and I sew this bag, imperfectly but as good as I could. Not such as neat as the one my neighbor showed me and did while I was there, but at home, I could not replicate the process at all, ha ha ha. She has the years and the skill, but I'm learning. We like to give books for birthdays, and it was the perfect tote for books.
We read Cornelia's Jewels today (instead of Regulus Story). We had no time yesterday. And next week we'll double the art print, I plan to look at these two,
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
For whoever may be interested in this, I have a file with my flex schedules. There are suggested folk songs and Italian songs, and it may give you an idea of how to do your own little guideline for the year, month and week. This is the yearly overview I shared before but that now you can have as a word file, scroll to the bottom to see links to my favorite lists where I update the folk songs, hymns, and foreign language videos.