This was our first week back to our full curriculum- I guess this means summer school is over! We started My Father’s World and so far so good! I know it is hard to tell in a week how the year will go, but for now it seems to be a good fit for our family. Caspian seems to be enjoying math again, which is really fantastic to see! On Wednesday we had some friends over for a play date and only did math that day. It was our test run to see if we could actually get school work done in 4 days- and it worked! The kids didn’t even seem to recognize the extra work we put in to make up for Wednesday. Overall we had a really good week. Here is a glimpse of what we accomplished.
Poetry: almost finished memorizing Try, Try Again
Bible: memorized John 3:16; Caspian and I started Sword Fighting as a devotional for just the two of us and he really loves it (I think he enjoys the one-on-one time most of all:)
Latin: completed lessons 14 and 15 in Song School Latin
History: read a few stories from American History Stories; we studied and labeled the border states for our Ohio Notebook
Geography: read through about half of Maps and Globes and did some activities to go along with that
Science: we read some of Properties of Ecosystems and did some activities having to do with environments and our habitat
Music and Art: listened to Wee Sing Around the World song #1; made a poster of John 3:16
Vocabulary: our words for the week were continent, continental shelf, saga, sleuth, girth, and ransack
Writing: Caspian and Aurora completed up through lesson 23 in Part 2 of PAL writing and did 5 days of journal entries
Reading: Caspian started Henry Huggins and read from Pathway Readers for his read aloud practice (and also read some picture books to the little boys); Aurora read several books in the book basket from the library and is really into Franklin books right now, and she also read from Pathway Readers for her read aloud; Moose did some practice with PAL, but wasn’t able to complete any lessons because the printer was out of ink (he still played his file folder games, read his word cards and his practice sentences)
Read Alouds- we are still working through Ozma of Oz, Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and we added Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
Spelling- Caspian and Aurora both completed 2 lessons in their levels of All About Spelling (only 4 levels left until Caspian starts Phonetic Zoo)
English- Caspian did one lesson in Killgallon Sentence Composing and one week of Fix-It; we also read a few chapters of Grammarland and we are starting an outline of the parts of speech
Math- All of the kids did 5 days of MEP math (Caspian and Aurora are doing about 2 or 3 lessons a day- they love it!), Aurora did 4 days of McRuffy math also
Here are some pictures of our week in action!