Friday, August 5, 2011

Weekly Report...Week 1

If this week is any indication of how the year is going to go, it's going to be rough. Enough said.
Tapestry of Grace Year 1 Ancients (Both)

We are very excited to be on our second rotation of the Ancients. We're going to dig a little deeper now that the boys are a little older. This week we looked at Egyptian daily life and as we did, we kept Moses in mind. This was the world he grew up in. We also discussed the importance of the Nile River. We remembered fondly a project we did 4 years ago as we worked through SOTW and decided to do it again. We made amodel of the Nile and flooded it just as it does once a year. We are patiently waiting for our "crops" to grow. The boys also completed two notebooking pages.
Labeled maps of the World, Ancient Africa, and Ancient Egypt.


Magnus (UG) He is reading his way through Maia of Thebes and completing the Student Activity Page.
Thane (LG) He read Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile. He gave the book "2 thumbs up"!

Science (Both)

We haven't started this subject yet. I'm thinking we'll wait until after our 3 week break in September.

Math (Both)
We're finishing up Teaching Textbook 3 and started learning division with Math Mammoth Light Blue series. We signed up for ALEKS trial, but it isn't going to work. It doesn't verbally give the question and Thane really needs that. It's too much for him to have to work through reading the question while keeping it in his mind and then trying to work through the problem. So, we'll continue with TT. They both like it anyways.

Languae Arts (Magnus)

not starting until Sept.

Spelling...not starting until Sept.

Rod and Staff is a new curricula for us. I decided to start him in the 4th grade level mainly because I had it on hand. This week was about subjects and predicates.

Language Arts (Thane)

Writing...not starting until Sept.

not starting until Sept.

Grammar...Thane is in the 3rd grade book of Rod & Staff. We finished FLL last year. He worked on dictionary skills as well as recognizing complete sentences.

We discussed "setting" and "character" as we read through Clara and the Bookwagon.


Jess said...

Hey amazing homeschool mom!! Way to go with your first week of homeschool!!!!!!!

Woot woot!

So I thought of a couple of things for you:
Lap books. Link on my blog- something like happy little homeschool (it's a button down on the right) It looked awesome.
Just passing it along.

Oh then there are these George Washington's Rules of Civility to copy to help with handwriting available from my old class blog. Just thought of them.

Good luck!!

p.s. your boys were SO so sweet to Lukas today. Made his whole little day. :) :) (good job mom!)

Lori C., Texas said...

Looks like a great first week. I hope next week goes better for you. I can't wait to start but my kids are dreading it!:)

Michele said...

I hope it won't be as rough as anticipated! ;) Last year, we did dd10's 2nd year 2. It flooded me with relief the first time she said, "Oh, I remember that!" Congratulations on 1st week back. :)