Friday, September 10, 2010

Week #4 in Review

Birthdays were observed over the last holiday weekend. No one cared that they were late since we had time to enjoy them.

School wise I feel like we've hit our groove. No melt downs and minimal whining this week. Yeah! The weather was spectacular. I'm sure we'll pay for that at some point so we finished our leaf books and generally spent tons of time outdoors. If I point out the names of all the weeds we hike by it's nature study, right?

LA~got an 88% on his grammar quiz but he's never going to love grammar so we're going with it
Math~97% doing happy dance, it was continued story problems, multiplication/division and decimals
History~finished Native Americans, I asked him if he wanted to make a diorama. He was not into it so I let it go. He told me all about what he learned and that was good enough for me. I don't test in history or science so a narration/explanation works. We did make dream catchers this week.
Science~here's a shock, we're off topic. We were doing chemistry but L is making a cell model for school so he wanted to learn cells too. He's learned about structure and organelles. We're going to touch on DNA/RNA next week and I'll have him make a cell model too.
Spanish~class starts Monday so we've been reviewing
He also spent time putting together a new lego set and this dinosaur. It's a deinonychus so I'm told.
Miss Mel~
LA-more punctuation and the use of is/are. She's doing really well. Her reading is coming along great and she reads words I'm shocked she can read. Of course then she'll have to sound out sunset or something but that's ok.
Math-added facts 3+4 and 5+2, and graphs
History-same as Fman
Science-I didn't think she was ready for the endoplasmic reticulum so she's been studying plants, plant parts and plant life cycle. She also took part with Miss Ads in Weefolk Nursery School and enjoyed the stories. She also spent lots of time doing some new puzzles I got.
Her biggest accomplishment as far as she is concerned is losing a tooth. She must have teeth with roots to China. She will be 7 in October and it just came out.
Miss Ads~we've begun using This week was vegetables. We read Tops and Bottoms, The Vegetables We Eat and The Turnip. She is young for this but likes picture books and got that veggies grow in the ground and we eat different parts.


Carrie said...

Love the dream catchers! I'll have to remember that when we get to American history! Thanks for sharing!

Kash said...

Sounds like a good week!

Norah said...

Great week! I hear you on the long wait for a tooth to fall out.

TechWife said...

I don't think I'm ready for endoplasmic reticulum! It sounds like you had a great week!

Tonia said...

My dd hasn't yet lost any teeth yet either (she'll be 7 in January)! Good to know that she's normal! LOL

Monica . . . said...

Sounds like a great week!