Sunday, October 4, 2009

Weekly Report-Week 8

I'm alittle late in writing this because over the weekend I couldn't get access to blogger, but better late than never, here's a look at our week...

Language Arts: Princess read A Grain of Rice and began to read Little Pear. The cool thing is that because it's a holiday week here we were actually able to buy one of the tang hu lur's that Little Pear ate in the book. It's always fun to tie a book to reality! We also completed another week of Writing with Ease and a Dictation Day by Day.

Math: We finished studying subtracting money and then spent the rest of the week reviewing money. Next week will be our mid-book review and then onto the beginnings of fractions!

Science: We spent the week studying Saturn. Princess really liked this planet because it was big and light, plus it had pretty rings! We added it to our wall solar system and we also expanded our Sun to make it a bit more realistic.
While we were working on our Saturn, princess told me that she loved big projects like this and that I was a great teacher because I let her do them (gotta love it!).
History: We spent the week talking about the Sui and Tang dynasties. We are still really enjoying Story of the World, it makes learning history easy!

Other: We did do our artist and composer studies this week, but we didn't get to many other extras.

Education of Me: I continued to read Otto of the Silver Hand and I can see why this book is so popular for middle age studies. It's definately going to be on our list. Hopefully I can review it more thoroughly after I finish it next week.

Hope you had a great week, read reports over at the Weekly Wrap-up!


Rhonda said...

What a wonderful week Paige! Your solar system wall is looking great and I just love the comment Princess made about you being such a great teacher!!:)
That really makes it all very, very worthwhile. :)

Weird Unsocialized Mom said...

I love those moments when you can experience a little of something that a book character has experienced. I think that just makes a book so much more fun.

I need to add an "educating me" section to my Weekly Wrap-Up.

Giggly Girls said...

You got to eat a tang hu lur? How cool! Mackenzie will be so jealous! LOL

Ritsumei said...

What fun! I look at things like that solar system project and it's easy to anticipate how much fun it's going to be when Monkey gets just a little bigger and we can start doing that sort of thing!

Would you be interested in submitting this post to the upcoming edition of the Classical Homeschooling Carnival?