But anyway, here is our wrap up...
Kaitlin is doing really well in her Math U See right now! Very excited about this!!! The only problem we are having is she sometimes multiples when she should be dividing... she must pay attention! I will say this though in her defense.. the problems that she does (multiplying instead of dividing- her multiplication is spot on!) :)
She has worked on Scripture Typer both weeks, she feels frustrated though that her wpm is so low that this week she went back to the Typing Instructor program to practice more.
We finished up Moses, we took a long time doing Moses but we watched all the movies:
The Ten Commandments
Prince of Egypt
The Ten Commandments (cartoon)
Here is Kaitlin's art of the plagues:
We have had a good time, but ready to MOVE on! So on to Joshua next week.
Matt is moving along in math just fine, no problems right now. In fact, in Math U See they give you pages A-F for each lesson, I have allowed him to skip E and F if I see he has the concept down pat. I am afraid he will finish his book before Kate and surpass her in math, but I simply cannot hold him back any more... He is ready to move through and Kate will simply have to understand. NOT looking forward to this conversation though!
The kids have been playing SEQUENCE- STATES and Capitols for the past two weeks, they really enjoy the strategy of the game and bonus- learn the capitols!
In science last week we did the digestive system! YUMMO.
We watched the Magic School BUS: Inside Ralphie
The kids also made the small/ large intestines our of play dough!
|and yes there is 20 feet of small intestines, we measured!|
In history- we skipped one lesson with sick kids and a car in the shop, but this week we started Ben Franklin... post to follow for American History. I've gots loads of info on old Ben!
|The kids spent an hour one day just pointing out what everything was --- for instance the top of the Taj Majal is made of onions, the towers a recorder , the bushes are brussels sprouts and the main entrance is a ballet shoe...|
We have taken a break from Latin- I do not even feel bad about it (FOR ONCE). It would simply be the first thing I would mark off our list so it wasn't getting done. Emily was not catching on and Matt was frustrated- making me frustrated. I will revisit this later, but for now... a break!
We are reading BEN and ME (actually listening to is on CD from the library)
also we are reading Gulliver's Travels.
Kaitlin is reading another version- still abridged though. I am reading the UNABRIDGED version and I need cliff notes! :)
Matt just finished Harriet the Spy- he is waiting for Harriet Spies Again from the library!
Kaitlin is reading an Amish fiction book that tells the story of a young Amish girl who must choose between her love for animals and becoming a veterinary in the English world and her faith, family and friends.
Emily is allowed to read whatever she picks up right now, but we did finish Rapunzel and The First Pup this week. She has also finished 3 more lessons in Learning Language Arts Through Literature. We have a ton of autumn/ fall books in the next two weeks!