Friday, August 14, 2009

Weekly Report-Week 3

Here's our weekly rundown...

Language Arts: This week I let princess choose her own book from our self. She chose Dolphin Adventure by Wayne Grover. She loved this book and it gave us an opportunity to discuss the differences between manatees and dolphins (for some reason she wanted to call the dolphins manatees, which are not the same, to clear this up we looked both up in our Kingfisher First Animal Encyclopedia-problem solved). Writing with Ease went well this week, in fact I noticed that her dictation is getting better. It's nice to know that progress is being made!

Math: We talked about multiplication and division within 10. Princess declared that this was the easiest week of math so far. Guess all that skip counting paid off!

Science: This week we studied Mercury. Here's a look at her notebook sheet...


Princess has really taken to Astronomy so far. She's very interested in the planets and it's cool to see her excited about another discipline of science!

History: We finished Our Little Celtics Cousins and we finished her medieval book. Princess insisted on it having a gold cover, which we made out of yellow construction paper since I haven't found where to purchase gold paint yet. Here's a picture of that...

We also began to talk about St. Augustine and what monks do.

Other: We continued to read Tales from King Arthur and watch the BBC animated version of Shakespeare's As You Like It. We also managed to practice the recorder for the first time this year! I'm hoping that we will be able to keep up with it as I would like her to have some sort of muscial instruction.

Education of Me: I began Song of Roland this week, but didn't get very far because I had a ton of things to do this week. It was an insanely busy week for me, but next week should be better! Anyways, so far I enjoy it. I'm reading a translation of the original version, so it's a step up in difficulty from last weeks selection. However I find the poetry easy to follow and I'm looking for more time to curl up with this book. I ran across this article on the importance of self-education by Susan Wise Bauer and I thought that I would share it with you all.

Hope you had a great week, thanks for reading about ours! If you want to read more reports check out the Weekly Wrap-up.

5 comments:

Giggly Girls said...

What a great week!

We've read Dolphin Adventure and one of it's sequels. Good books!

I love seeing other kids work. Thanks for sharing!

AF Wife99 said...

Thanks for sharing your week with us! My DD is studying astronomy also, we are using Exploring Creation by Jeannie Fulbright. Is that what your kiddo is using also? I am curious about where you found the BBC animated versions of Shakespeare. Was it in a previous post and I just missed it?

Vicki said...

What beautiful notebook pages!

Weird Unsocialized Mom said...

Fun week! The Medieval book looks great! And, don't you just love the natural learning moments that you had, looking up dolphins and manatees?

Paige said...

Actually we use my program Earth Science and Astronomy for the Grammar Stage. You can click on the Elemental Science link to see a sample of it.

As for the BBC videos, I found them at You Tube. Just search BBC Shakespeare animated version and you can see all they have available. Hope that helps :)!