Friday, February 26, 2010

Weekly Report-Week 26

Is it Friday again already? It was a good week for us, but it went by very fast for me. Here's a look at what we did...

Language Arts: Princess began reading Shadrach this week. She has fallen in love with this book and I suspect that she might try to finish it this weekend. We also completed 5 lessons in FLL, a full week of WWE and another lesson in Spelling Workout. We began reading The Secret of the Andes this week. Both of us are super excited about this book since it's set in Peru near where we used to live. When I read it, I can hear the panpipes playing and feel the breezes blowing through the valley. It's brought up some great memories!

Math: We spent some time on review this week, which princess did very well at. So we moved onto long division. This has proven to be alittle tough for princess. I think mainly because she doesn't have her facts down cold yet. The strange this is though that when she has a word problem that requires long division to solve it, she can do it without a problem, but if you give her the exact same problem by itself, she has a hard time with it. I'm not sure what to think about this, she obviously understands the concept, maybe it's a confidence issue?? Either way, we are going to pause when we finish the 3A book and spend some time reviewing the concepts she learned using Miquon, plus work on her mult/div facts before we move on.

Science: We studied habitats this week and made habitat fact posters, here's a look at them...
History: We spent the week studying the civilizations of Central and South America, such as the Mayans, the Aztecs and the Incas. Princess really enjoyed history this week and for that I'm grateful!

Extras: We looked at different types of wind instruments this week. Also princess went to clay class again this week, beyond that, it didn't get done.

Education of Me: I'm still plugging away at MacBeth.

Hope you had a great week, read about others at the Weekly Report.

5 comments:

aly in va said...

I think it's great she's able to work quicker at solving word based long division problems. I think honestly that's most important and more likely how a real life problem will present itself. Maybe can work up a little story around the problem and solve it that way...

Giggly Girls said...

Both great books!!!

Her posters look great. How fun!

Cheryl said...

Oh I love the fact posters! What a great idea :)

Wonder Mom said...

"Education of Me: MacBeth"- I'm SOOOOOOO impressed!

Paige said...

Wonder Mom, please don't be! I've loved Shakespeare since high school so it's not a big stretch for me. Now when I tried to read the Illiad, that's a whole other ball game. Two years and I still haven't finished it...