Sunday, January 11, 2009

Weekly Review - Week 18

First week back to a full schedule. Week 18 is halfway point through a normal 36 week school year! Not that we follow a normal school year. lol


  • We read Titus 1-3 and 2 Timothy 1-2.
  • We read Chapter 3 of Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends
  • We learned our new songs for January and sang them Mon-Thurs. Change My Heart Oh God and A New Name in Glory.
  • David finished Lesson 3 (Solving for an Unknown with One Variable) and started Lesson 4 (Distributive Property) in Algebra 1.
  • Emily moved on to Lesson 26 in Gamma (Finding Factors, 25¢ = 1 Quarter) and did 2 pages in that lesson, while continuing to review the multiple-digit multiplication that is so challenging for her.
  • James worked on Lesson 14 (Multiply by 6) in Gamma.
  • Suzy worked on Lesson 15 (Addition, Making 10) in Alpha.
Language Arts - Literature and Reading
  • David began reading Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold by Jean Fritz, completing Chapters 1-4 and answering comprehension questions for each chapter. He also looked up some places on a map.
  • Emily began reading Number the Stars, finishing chapters 1-4, and answered comprehension questions online.
  • James did 1 Read and Think Skill Sheet (A Beka).
  • James read pp1-21 from Animals Do the Strangest Things and wrote in his literature journal about it.
  • Suzy read 4 Bob Books and wrote in her literature journal. She has moved into the 3rd set of Bob Books now.
  • James and Suzy each did 8 pages in their Explode the Code books.
  • Everyone did some silent reading throughout the week.
Language Arts - Writing
  • David and Emily began Lesson 8 in IEW: SWI-B (Institute for Excellence in Writing: Student Writing Intensive, Junior High Level).
  • Everyone wrote in their Communication Journals.
Language Arts - Other
  • David and Emily both did several pages in Easy Grammar about direct objects.
  • David and Emily each did 4 lessons in Spelling Power.
  • James started Spelling Power this week, taking 2 placement tests and then doing 2 lessons.
  • David, Emily, and James played a game of Rummy Roots.
  • James and Suzy did 2 pages of penmanship.
  • James and Suzy each wrote a letter.
  • David worked on Apologia Physical Science Module 5 which was on water. He did one experiment.
  • Emily, James, and Suzy studied feathers this week in Apologia Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day.
  • David read Chapters 8-15 in History of Us: Book 4 (by Joy Hakim) and answered comprehension questions, some orally, some written.
  • Emily, James, and Suzy went through an oral review of the lessons we've covered so far in Mystery of History 2.
Other activities
  • Most of the kids worked on the computer for art and typing.
  • David, Emily, and James had art class on Wednesday afternoon.
  • The kids had PJ Day at Pioneer Club.
  • James started a soccer training clinic on Tuesday nights. It will be 10 weeks long.
  • We had homeschool co-op on Friday.

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