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Friday, October 10, 2014

A Wrap-Up of Week 6...

It is hard to believe how fast this school year is going! You can see some highlights from the past few weeks here.

What Went Well This Week....

The Girl did a great job with both reading and math this week. Math Mammoth seems the ideal program for her at this point. I am thankful that Maria Miller has added prealgebra, since I think we'll be sticking with this math program for some time! As far as reading, she has been enjoying Charlotte's Web quite a bit, though it was slow going at first. She is reading a bit faster every day as she gets more practice. She also completed another two lessons of Reading Horizons, which we agree will only help to continue building her reading skills. I did offer her an "easier" book (Boxcar Children), but she is determined to make it through Charlotte's Web! She also wrote a short story about a very fat cat that went on to pop, literally. She finished up watching season one of Ocean Mysteries, and we read about sponges in Sponges, Jellyfish, & Other Simple Animals.

The Boy worked on his Ford Mustang essay this week, and I really like what he's written so far, with the exception that he needs to make sure he's always writing in full sentences! Math... well, he both loves and dislikes the Art of Problem Solving Prealgebra. He loves that it is challenging, and finds it satisfying when he gets things right, but sometimes the explanations are hard to follow. We're going to be borrowing Life of Fred's prelagebra books from a friend to see if he'd prefer one over the other (though I have a gut feeling he'll stick with AoPS). He worked a lot on his German this week with Duolingo.

As a family, we used the instructions from Mapping the World With Art to draw Africa, which was a bit difficult, but fun! Even M drew a map. We watched the episode of A Cook's Tour set in Morocco, and read a few more stories from The Girl Who Married a Lion. This week's movie was XMen, which I hadn't realized we hadn't watched together!


What Needs Work...

The Boy needs to get back to his science work! We need to read more from the Afternoon Basket next week, and I need to be more consistent in having The Girl write. More consistency in general would be good. I need to use the weekly planners I made so that The Boy can manage his workload and so that The Girl and I don't miss anything! I also really want to spend some time on art next week!


Having Fun...

It was hot this week -- upper 80s to low 90s -- so we headed out to the river for some swimming and general fun-in-the-sun, complete with appropriate pith helmet of course....



Tomorrow we are off to a VikingFest, and then on Sunday I think we might head to a pumpkin patch. Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?

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