Saturday, November 7, 2009

Weekly Report

We had another good week here. I'm constantly amazed at the flexibility of homeschool! All the things that we have been through in the last two months and yet my daughter is still getting an education. I am truly blessed to be able to homeschool. Ok, off my soapbox, here's a look at our week...

Language Arts: Princess read Eric the Red and Leif the Lucky this week. The first day she looked at me after she was done reading and told me she didn't understand a thing she read. So we went back and team read it, explaining the words she didn't understand as we went along. The book had alot of new vocabulary for her! The rest of the week she was able to complete her reading on her own. She was pretty proud of herself when she finished the book! I knew that the book would be a challenge for her, but I had no idea how she would handle it. I'm pretty proud of her too!

Math: Princess breezed through the remaining graphs and then we started to work on the geometry section. She is loving the last half of this book, but she is also excited to finish it :).

Science: We studied asteroids, meteors and comets this week. We also made a lapbook about our solar system. I'll try to post more detail about that later this week, but for now, here's a picture from the inside of it...
History: We started learning about the Vikings! Princess is quite interested in this because she actually has some Viking blood in her. We mainly talked about Eric the Red and Leif the Lucky, but we also discussed some of the Norse gods.

Other: We completed an art project and our artist/composer studies this week. However the highlight of the week was at a park we went to Friday. We happened to run into a bit of nature that gave me quite a fright...
I thought this big guy was a Komono Dragon, but it turns out that it's a monitor lizard. They are actually quite common in the parks around Bangkok, a fact I never knew about! Maybe we need to start up our formal nature study times again :).
Education of Me: I have continued to read Piers Plowman. I'm really surprised how much I am enjoying this book. It's a well written allegory and it's definately going to be on our list to read in the future.

Hope you had a great week, visit here to read other weekly reports at the Weekly Wrap-up.


Giggly Girls said...

Wait a minute? You're in Bangkok? Lucky!!!

You're lapbook looks great! We've been into lapbooks lately. Tis the season where life gets busy. Sometimes I plan "school lite" so I can deal with life. Lapbook + math = school lite here. Next week she's doing a Thanksgiving one so I can get the house ready for daddy. I think he might be coming homes soon. LOL

{ jamie } said...

Homeschooling really is such a blessing, isn't it!?!

Rhonda said...

Oh, my the monitor lizard is a bit of nature I wouldn't want to run into!! Good picture.
You can get on your homeschool soapbox any time you want-it really is great how the flexibility integrates so well with family life. :)
You had a wonderful week. I love the lapbook-Maya is wanting to make one soon,probably for Thanksgiving.
I love how you team read with Princess to help her with the new vocabulary.
I'm thinking of you guys and hoping you're feeling well.

Chef Penny said...

Wow! What a great find in the park!

Cheryl@SomewhatCrunchy said...

It's hard when they get a book with new vocabulary. But it's great that you guys were able to recognize the problem and deal with it constructively.

That Monitor Lizard would have scared me to death! :)

Erica said...

That's great you guys could go back and re-read for her to fully understand what she was reading. That is another huge plus of homeschooling. Not all kids get that in their education.

I think I'd be frightened to see any big lizard like that haha! Not normal to see one up here.