Sunday, September 9, 2012

Week 2


 
The first gym class was this week. It's at the YMCA and they have a free swim afterward. The kids took this class last year and loved it. We ended up taking the whole day off from regular schoolwork because I realized that morning that Christian didn't have any sneekers that fit him (he had been wearing Crocs all summer). So we ran to wall mart, came home and packed a lunch, then went to the Y. Afterward some friends came over to play. 

We also took Tuesday off because one of my older sons, who got married this summer, just bought a house and he asked Isaiah and I if we could help with painting. Isaiah spent all day Tuesday and Wednesday painting (turns out he is awesome at edging).

For school this week:
Sophie:
Bible-  In Genesis and The Awesome Book Bible Facts, we read about Abraham, Jacob and Esau.
Math (Time4Learning.com)-  compared 3 digit numbers and learned number words.
Language Arts (Time4Learning.com)-  she learned about antonyms and synonyms. Sophie also read poems from A Child's Garden of Verses. We will start copy work next week.
Read-aloud-we finished Red Sails to Capri.  In the evenings I read The Secret Garden.
Art-While I'm reading aloud, Sophie has been making some wonderful drawings of scenes from the books. She got some cute girl's cookbooks from the library and decided to make her own cookbook with all the recipes being illustrated.

Christian:
Bible -In Genesis and The Awesome Book Bible Facts, we read about Abraham, Jacob and Esau. Christian also reads a chapter from the Bible a day on his own-he is in Exodus right now.
Math- he started Life of Fred Fractions. We tried it last year and he got half way though the book and we put it aside because he found it too difficult. He reviewed long division, multiplication and less than and greater than.
Language Arts (Time4Learning.com)-  He reviewed synonyms and antonyms. Christian also kept a journal on his blog.
Critical Thinking- two pages from Building Thinking Skills Level 2

Reading:
Tracey (me)-I'm trying to get through the 3rd book in the Hunger Games trilogy, but not sure if I'll finish it.
Isaiah- re-reading the Series of Unfortunate Events books
Christian- Bambi by Felix Salten
Sophie- Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express
books on CD:
The Penderwicks
Charlotte's Web
Tales of a Forth Grade Nothing



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