Friday, February 29, 2008

Weekly Report

This week, we were all a bit under the weather - nothing serious, just coughs and sniffles. We still got most everything done in school.
Latin: Prima Latina 14. I think we might start Latina Christiana over the summer and take it really slowly - maybe three weeks a lesson, then pick up the pace again in the fall.
Math: We are a bit behind in Saxon 2 - lesson 78. We had a good bit of Saxon 1 to finish up last fall. This week, Nutmeg continued "carrying the 1" in addition (although Saxon does not refer to it that way - they call it trading 10 pennies for a dime and then putting that dime in the "dime "column.). We also introduced "mixed numbers." One of Saxon's strengths is the emphasis on manipulatives. Nutmeg still thinks it is a treat to get out tangrams, pattern blocks and the geoboard. You could buy and use those items separately, but I love that they are incorporated into the Saxon lesson and plan and are an essential teaching tool. Before we did any worksheets, I wrote mixed numbers on the board and she represented those numbers with pattern blocks. Then, I she wrote the mixed number for the patterns blocks I put together.
Memorization: We started Wm. Blake's "Little Lamb." We are still reviewing our last poem, "Pocahontas" by Rosemary Carr Benet. (found in The Harp and Laurel Wreath.)
History: SOTW3 we are still talking about India and reading folk tales. We found several picture books about children in India. The pictures are from a museum. We went to see the India art after eating at an Indian restaurant. We started a museum sketch book. Nutmeg chose to sketch things in the Egyptian exhibit. I wanted her to sketch things from India, but I cannot blame anyone for preferring Egypt! She may be picking up my obsession!
Language Arts: We are still really enjoying First Language Lessons 2. We are doing Spelling Workout B plus spelling copywork sentences. Nutmeg also did worksheets from Seton Grammar 2. I like the worksheets and the idea of incorporating religion into school subjects. I would not want to rely on Seton Grammar exclusively at this point because I like the review and variety in First Language Lessons. Seton is good, but I do not want the "unit" approach right now. Also I like the oral exercises and dictation in FLL.
Science: We did not get as much done as I would have liked. We just looked at the rhino.

We did not go to swimming or piano this week. The girls really missed the swimming.

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Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures!
Did I miss something, but did you say what museum it was?
Karen aka Testimony

Michele said...

The Carlos Museum at Emory.

my5wolfcubs said...

Good week despite not feeling 100%! Hope you keep up w/ your museum sketchbook -- that'll be a treasure in years to come!

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Kat said...

I cannot believe that with all the years we have lived in Atlanta...and all the years we have homeschooled...that we have NEVER been to the Michael C Carlos museum! We start our rotation over again in the fall with Ancients...and will have to make it a priority.

Brittney said...

Great photos!
I love visiting museums! What a great way to bring history alive!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Calming Tea said...

Great pictures. I love the one of your dd drawing the museum exhibit!

Tina said...

What a wonderful treasure the sketch book is.

Sounds like you had a wonderful week despite not feeling 100%.

LisaWA said...

I agree! What a book you will have when its full.... fantastic idea...

Great week... hope your upcoming week is a healthy one!