Friday, November 21, 2008

Weekly Report 11/17/08-11/21/08

It's Friday again, time for another weekly report! I don't know about you, but it feels like this month has just flown by. I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is next week! We will be taking the week off to read Thanksgiving books and make Thanksgiving projects. It should be a fun week! Anyways, here's what we did this week...

LA: Princess read Oink and Pearl, she also independently read the story of Gingerbread Man from Treadwell's Reading Literature-Primer. I'm very proud of her, it's a big step to read a book on your own. We started back up with ETC again and I'm very glad we did! It seems to be going well, but more than that, it's what princess really needs to be focusing on right now.

Math: We finished our unit on length and did a review on all the concepts we have studied so far in 2A. Princess knew what she was doing, finally! We done a few reviews in the past where she had forgotten everything we had just studied, so we were back at square one again. Not this time, we will be moving on! I think what has really helped is that fact that she has almost all her addition/subtraction facts down. They really are important :)!

Science: This week was our last week with birds, now on to reptiles! Princess has decided that she wants to make an animal lapbook with all the animals we have studied. She's on a bit of a lapbook kick since we made our first one at the beginning of the week. She loves the idea of them, so we will see how the animal lapbook goes. For now, here's a picture of her narrations from this week...
History: We studied the early Greeks and made a Greek vase out of paper mache. It's currently a work in progress and I'll try to share pictures when it's done. For our read-aloud we read Usb. Greek myths which I'll put here because it's technically history. It's ok, but it's not our favorite read-aloud for the year. Which is alright, because you can't love them all!

Electives: We listened to Debussy's Claire de Lune, which is my favorite piece of his, princess was not as impressed. We also finished Nesbit's version of "A Midsummer's Night Dreams", we both enjoyed this. We actually spent time on her cross-stitch butterfly this week and now I would say that she's about 2/3 of the way done. Finally we did splatter stenciling, here's a picture of princess hard at work...
Hope you had an enjoyable week and thanks for reading about ours!

11 comments:

Catherine said...

Sounds like a great week! Enjoy Thanksgiving week!!

Catherine

Vita Passiva said...

Thanks for sharing! I am hoping to enjoy nature/science one day as much as you do on your blog :) You have a lot of helpful ideas here!

Rhonda said...

You've had such a wonderful week, Paige!
I look forward to seeing the Greek vase-projects like that are so much fun and children really do remember those kinds of fun, productive activities.

On another note,I've been trying to view some of your science samples this week. Every time I try it takes me to an error page. I don't know if it just me or not. :)
I hope you have a wonderful week-end!!

Paige said...

Rhonda-

Thanks for letting me know, I have had some problems with this and it seems that those using Firefox can't open the samples. So I have all the samples up on the yahoo group, which is now open, so it's easy to join. Hope that helps!

Dacia's School said...

Wow what a week. I cannot wait till we do that part of History!!!

My Two Blessings said...

Sounds like a great week. Look forward to seeing what goodies the kids come up with for thanksgiving.

Robin

Tonia said...

Looks like a good week. I like your narration page - very cute!

Have a good weekend! :0)

Marie said...

I enjoyed reading about your week! What a great idea to focus on Thanksgiving stories and projects next week.

Kysha said...

What a great week! Have a blessed weekend. :)

† Titus 2:5 † said...

Yes! this month has flown by, indeed...thank you for sharing your great week. :)

Stacy said...

We will be focusing on Thanksgiving next week as well, I'm sure you'll have a great time. I've been trying to view your samples as well and I haven't been able to I'm using internet explorer. Have a wonderful Weekend!