03 October 2009

Weekly Report - Week #4

We had another great week of school.

K got 100% on her spelling test, which included words such as scalp, throw, help, and calf.
She also worked on telling time some more, with more emphasis on the concept of after and till. We only have another week or so of this chapter, but we're taking it slow to make sure she has it down, since it's such a difficult concept. We have only been doing a few problems a day, but it has been working for her beautifully.
While copying the sentence In the beginning God made heaven and earth. she asked me this question: How did God make heaven if he lives in heaven? Where does she get this stuff?

H read her first reader in the McRuffy phonics program. It contained the words bass, bat, cat, Pat, sat, and the. Her confidence has built up even more this week. She read the book to Daddy later that night, and even called Grandma and Grandpa and read it to them.
In math, she continued to work on one-to-one correspondence, completing patterns, and greater than and less than.

For science, we studied a small plot of land in our backyard behind the garage. It was mostly clover and other weeds, but there were a few rocks, a small piece of cellophane, and an earwig. We were categorizing the items by living and nonliving. K really enjoyed this project, but H was more interested in picking the nearby chickweed flowers, so I filled in most of her lab sheet. She even wanted me to do her drawings for her.

In history, we started studying Sargon and Akkadia. Again, H was not so interested. She did seem to enjoy the map work, though.

For fun, H made a Halloween-countdown chain. K started hers, but she was tired from all of her school work, so it only has 3 links on it so far. They each also colored Halloween pictures for our art wall. Later in the month, I'll take some pictures of it, once we get more hung up.

Overall, it was a great week and we had lots of fun. I hope many more weeks like this one follow.

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