Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Weekly Report-Week 18

Well, we finished Week 18 of school today, just in time for Christmas Eve. I will never again school this close to Christmas! Princess had present fever all this week and she found it very hard to focus on learning. We also took a long weekend to do visa paperwork and stop off at one of the places I have wanted to visit for a very long time, Angor Wat. It's one of the benefits of living in Asia, you're close to alot of the ancient wonders of the world :).
All things considered I'm shocked we actually completed another week of school. Gotta keep on schedule though so that we can be done (or at least close to done) before the baby comes. Which is approaching faster and faster! Here's what we did accomplish over the last week and a half...

Language Arts: Princess read an abridged version of Robin Hood while we read Ann McGovern's version aloud together. We also completed another week of Writing with Ease. Princess still doesn't like dictation, but she is tolerating it better and I'm glad that I stuck to the plan on this one.

Math: We started the week studying subtraction within 10,000 and it went well until present fever hit. So we ended the week by playing math games.

History: We read about the Jews and the Diaspora. We also read about Genghis Khan and the Mongol empire.

Science: We finished our astronomy unit this week by reading a biography on Neil Armstrong. We also did a review quiz and I was surprised that princess knew the order/names of the planets right of the bat. I'm really pleased with how much she retained from our astronomy study especially considering we weren't able to get to half of the experiments.

Other: We completed our study of Sandro Boticelli and Antonio Vivaldi this week. We also watched the BBC animated version of The Merchant of Venice. Finally, thanks to a very special friend sending use some glitter pens, we made some Christmas ornaments.

Education of Me: I've almost finished Stories from Dante and we will definately be reading this in several weeks. It's totally appropriate for this stage, so we'll have to find something different for the logic stage.

Thanks for reading about our week. Hope that you and yours have a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends!


Rhonda said...

Looks like a good week Paige! I'm glad Princess is tolerating dictation better now. Some kids just never take to it well. :)
Love the Christmas ornaments-they're sweet!!

Linda S. said...

The ornaments look beautiful. Glad to add some sparkle to your Christmas. S and I spent the day baking/decorating cookies - unfortunately, no glitter sprinkles :) Have a joyful weekend!