Friday, March 18, 2011

Weekly Recap 3/14-3/18/11

My highlight this week was receiving the letter stating that we are now excused from compulsory attendance laws for the remainder of the school year (2010-2011).  I'm so relieved! 

M6 finished reading the Dick and Jane reader from the library and was ready to start it over from the beginning.  I'll have to ask for something similar when we return the book.  She's moving right along in grammar and reading.  It's amazing to see the progress she's made this year.  In Latin and in science we've been talking about season so that's been a fun crossover.  Math is another area that she continues to surprise me.  We've been working on adding columns of numbers.  She's getting to be a pro at it. 

S9 still prefers history over all else.  He's preparing to do an oral report on Amerigo Vespucci.  He prefers warriors to explorers but he enjoys learning about new lands.  He began Unit 5 in his grammar book this week.  Like M6, he's going to be done with grammar before the school year is over.  He had the humbling experience today of asking M6 to remind him of the be verbs.  She can rattle off the list with no problem.  His grammar program doesn't emphasize memorization.  In math, I've started working though Lial Basic College Math with S9 and H11.  They both have the basics down so it's fun for them to see how much they already know in a college math book.  We spent this week reading charts and maps and interpreting the data and working word problems.

H11 has been working on writing another book.  This one is a futuristic adventure.  I am acting as her editor through e-mail.  Getting my suggestions and ideas without my voice in her ear has been a good thing for both of us.  We also worked this week on improving her outlining from non-fiction.  We are going to work on an outline for her book next week.

During history this week we focused on the explorers.  We spent a lot of time mapping routes on the globe.  It even worked out to have sweet potato fries for lunch one day.  Next week, both S9 and H11 will be giving oral reports on the explorer of their choice. 

Our astronomy study is still going slowly forward.  We did an experiment this week and plan to spend this evening star gazing.

The weather has been beautiful for the last few days so we've spent a lot of our afternoon time enjoying the sunshine.

Yahtzee for math on Thursday

Sweet potato fries on the day we learned about Christopher Columbus and other explorers.

Not quite Fancy Nancy


  1. Looks like you had a fun week. I love Yahtzee for Math!

  2. Looks like a good week. Love the Fancy Nancy picture.

  3. Those email communications are amazing. I've found DD and I work better this way when tensions are running high. Best wishes on a good next week.