Friday, September 12, 2008

Weekly Report 9/8/08-9/12/08

Week 5 down and I cant' believe it! Here's our week in review...

LA: I thought I'd post a picture of princess doing All About Spelling. We are really liking this program, it's been a very gentle introduction to spelling and a great review of phonics. Also I can see that she is starting to pay more attention to the whole word while reading. I don't know if this is from AAS or not, but I'm pleased! We continued with FLL, completing 4 lessons and she read Hurray for Hattie Rabbit which was such a cute book!

Math: We began 2A and she's doing wonderful. We also started something new. I have been doing the Singapore unit and then the corresponding Miquon section, but after reading a post about the downsides of doing this I started to look at why I was using Miquon. I want it to reinforce Singapore, but I also want Miquon to shine. So we are going to do Miquon Fridays. This Friday we worked on the Red book, we have about one-third of this book left.

History: We talked about the New Kingdom of Egypt this week and we made bread statues. This was quite a messy project and I wasn't sure it was going to turn out, but here's the end result. I included the one I made in the picture. We finished the week with an archaeological hunt which was great fun for princess! I put together everything we had made over the last few weeks along with a few surprises and I wrote her name in hieroglyphics then made a map for her to follow. She had a blast! Also, I thought I'd show you a picture of our wall timeline now that it has some figures on it. If you click on the picture you can see it much better!

Read-Aloud: We started Homer Price and read up to my favorite chapter about the doughnut machine!

Science: We kept studying mammals and did an experiment on how the camels wide foot makes it easier to walk in the sand. Here' an update on her habitat diorama, we only have two animals in there right now, but we still have 15 weeks to go!

Hope you had a great week too!


Vix said...

What a neat diorama... Happy HOmeschooling.!

Rhonda said...

Just a wonderful week! You guys have so much fun in your homeschool. Love the bread statues-very cool.
Love the timeline too. We enjoy doing timelines with our Mystery of History.

SetApart said...

Great week! I love your diorama, and the wall timeline. Thanks for the inspiration! Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Love the timeline and diorama! Have a great weekend. :)

Marie Rippel said...

What a sweet photo of your daughter doing her All About Spelling lesson at the kitchen fridge! Thanks for sharing.