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Friday, February 26, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up Week #24

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We finished reading "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl this week. And on Thursday had a special field trip to watch the play.  So fun!  Now, my kids have the acting fever again =)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory=

Bible - We're talking about Joseph and the trial and tribulations he went through. 

History - Ancient Egypt - We discussed the Great Pyramid and the Great Sphinx and had fun discussing mummies and heiroglyphics.

Science - Mercury...didn't get to our model making this week.  Hopefully, next week with pictures

Math - Jonathan is doing basic geometry.  Stephen is working with measurement conversions and equations.  Sarah is telling time, adding double digit numbers, and all the memory skip counting work.  She's added in weight measurements this week too.

Language Arts - Jonathan is working with adjectives.  Stephen is working on when to use teach/learn, set/sit, may/can, to/too/two.

Spelling - The boys finished up book 1 of Sequential Spelling this week so mom needs to decide what is next ASAP!  I'm thiking of switching to All About Spelling for all.  Sarah is still using her 1st grade spelling book that I bought her. 

Writing - Sarah is writing simple stories from word prompts and pictures.  Stephen has been working in his Cub Scout book.  Jonthan is finishing up week 23 in Writing with Ease.

We continued our normal scouting and sports activites as well this week.  Basketball and Cheerleading all end this week.  And we've decided not to do a thing this Spring and Summer!

Here's what we picked up from the library this week. 

A few for fun.

A few books to go with our History study.

Sarah's choices

Stephen's choices

Jonathan's choices

That's a wrap on our week.  For more weekly wrap-ups check out Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up for Week #23

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Sickness!!  Sickness!!  It's wearing me out!!  It could be so much worse, I know, but I am so ready for normal routine even as crazy as our "normal" usually is!  We did manage to get a little school work done despite the sickies this week so that was good.  I have decided not to participate in the science fair this year.  With all the sickness we've had we would be highly rushed and then the whole reason we do it (to have fun!) would be zapped from us. 

We are reading "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl this week. Next week our local Act for youth team will put on the play so we'll be taking a field trip to see that after we finish reading the book.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory=

I have been researching and drooling over curriculum choices for next year this week too. So, I've spent way too much time on the computer! Definitely going to be adding this to our bookshelves.

The Well Trained Mind=

To end our week we took a very special field trip!  We got to see our favorite man in action!  Hubby explained all about transporting fuel to our local stations.  It was very interesting and so nice to get out of the house finally!!  Stephen exclaimed, "that was the best field trip, EVER!". 

That's a wrap on our week.  For more weekly wrap-ups check out Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.