Friday, August 21, 2009

Weekly Report-Week 4

We've had a fun week! First we took a field trip to the local science museum, which is always an adventure in a foreign country. Actually, we really enjoyed ourselves and I can see going back at some point. Second our local bookstore re-opened with huge (at least for this area) English books section. It was such an exciting event for this book lover that I had to blog about it here. Even with all the excitement we did manage to fit it a bit of school. Here's the rundown...

Language Arts: Princess enjoyed reading Mrs. Piggle Wiggle so much last week with Writing with Ease that she chose the book for her reader this week. I'm impressed because she was able to keep up with a chapter a day. We also completed another week of WWE and learned about questions with Good English. We finished A Little Princess this week and princess decided that this is her favorite book so far (that's because it's the first one of the year!).

Math: Princess took her Unit 2 test and passed it with flying colors. We spent the rest of the week playing games and reviewing what she has learned so far.

Science: We spent the week studying Venus, which we added to our wall sized solar system. It's a scaled model so it looks like Mercury and Venus are right on top of each other.
We haven't completed our experiement yet for this week because we haven't had a sunny enough day. We'll try to get to it this weekend, but if the Sun doesn't show I'll have to figure out some other way to make an artificial Sun.

History: We moved on to the Byzantine Empire and princess was most impressed by Empress Theodora playing with bears. We are really loving Story of the World! So much so that princess decided to pick up volume 1 this week and re-read it on her own. Guess that means that we can't use Story of the World with Sonlight Core 6 & 7 in the future. Bummer!

Education of Me: I spent the week reading all about scientists from the Middle Ages so that I could complete Great Scientists of the Middle Ages. It's now available and I have a new blog to host the Series, which you can see here. It's free to download, so go take a look.

Also be sure to check out the other weekly reports and the Weekly Wrap-up.

6 comments:

Rhonda said...

Oooh, I saved the Great Scientist of the Middle Ages and I'm looking forward to taking the time to look at it better! Looks great.
Your week was great also. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle brings back memories. :)

Cheryl - Somewhat Crunchy said...

How did I not know that you're overseas?? Where are you? Be warned that if you say France I am SO coming to visit you!

I don't think I've ever read Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, I'm going to Amazon to see what it is.

I've heard great things about Story of the World, I think I will probably use that with Bram when he is old enough.

Kerri said...

Sounds like a great week. My son read A Little Princess this week too. It was his reading assignment for TOG. I'm going to look at your Great Scientists. It sounds very interesting.

AF Wife99 said...

I still love your solar system model. Our sun exploded a few days ago- since DD made a balloon model. We will be trying a couple of sun experiments next week, hopefully the sun will cooperate by being sunny for us!

5intow said...

So much great stuff. I don't have enough time to meander through your blog, but little by little . . .

Thanks for sharing all you are doing and the link to your new blog. We are starting Apologia General Science and reading through lots of historical info, so that will be helpful as we head into the Middle Ages portion of the reading.

Donna said...

Your princess has AWESOME taste in books! A Little Princess was my favorite book when I was a girl. I wore out three copies before I hit my teens :)!!
Looks like you guys are doing wonderfully. Super job! I don't know where you find time to blog, but I am sure grateful that you do. It's great to see what ya'll are up to....