Friday, November 11, 2011

Weekly Recap: November 6-November 11, 2011

The best thing about  this week for me was that it didn't include any evening activities.  I enjoy sports but when the season is over, I'm very happy to enjoy family time together.

H12 enjoyed writing this week.  NaNoWriMo is going well.  She's just beginning chapter 6 in her book.  Algebra and grammar were a bit more challenging to complete.  H12 tends to slide to the dramatic when she'd rather not do something.  I'm trying to help her just ask for what she wants rather than prefacing a request with nervous breakdown.  It's a process.  We took a break from algebra this week and reviewed multiplication instead.  Grammar didn't get finished today but I am assured it will be done by Monday a.m.  We'll see.

S9 found the Redwall food to be as tasty as he'd anticipated.  You can read about our Redwall feast here.   Several more meals are planned and S9 is looking forward to trying more new dishes.  S9 is almost finished with his math book as well.  I'm going to have to get my act together and decide where we go next. Skill wise, he's well past grade level.  I think maybe I'm going to try the Life of Fred books with him. 

A big surprise for me this week was that S9 started his own novel.  Up until this point, writing was at the top of the least favorite subjects list.  He came to me on Tuesday and asked for a notebook so that he had a clean place to write his novel.  The novel is definitely in the Brian Jacques style.  No surprise there.  We have lots of work to do in the areas of punctuation and spelling but the story, characters and descriptions are pretty impressive.

M6 finished her math workbook and is ready to move onto her next math book. She's flying through OPGTTR now. On a normal day she does two or three lessons before she's had enough. At the library last week she selected several chapter books and I've seen her reading them silently for a few minutes at a time. Sitting still is still a challenge for her but reading seems to be worth the effort as long as it's not required. 

In history this week we talked about the relationships between early American settlers and native Americans.  We also learned about William Penn and the founding of Pennsylvania.  We started listening to The Witch of Blackbird Pond.  All of us are really enjoying the story and it's given us lots of topics for discussion.

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