Saturday, September 19, 2009

Weekly Wrap-Up: Sept. 19

It's time for our Weekly Wrap-up hosted by Kris over at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.
It was a busy week for us. Besides our normally scheduled activities we had a lot of errand running, a baby storytime and a trip to Busch Gardens. Thankfully we managed to get it all in.


We finished up our Stick Figuring Through the Bible timeline. Mackenzie was a little apprehensive with the brief bit we did on the tribulation. We discussed at bit and agreed that we'll answer even more of her questions when we study it more in-depth.


Mackenzie was working on her x 5's. Now the fives are generally pretty easy, just skip counting by 5's. Well trust Mr. Demme to figure out an even faster way. And not only was his method faster, it was incredibly interesting. I'm learning as much math from Math-U-See as Mackenzie is.

Social Studies:

This week we were studying the Incas. We were happy that they were not as much into human sacrifices as the Aztecs were. Mackenzie was very impressed with their communication system and their road ways. She called them "clever." LOL And she even noticed that the Incans worshipped the sun just like the Aztecs. On her own! It's always goood to know she's listening.

We finished up The Secret of the Andes which tied in nicely with our Inca study. Several times Mackenzie made connections from what we read in our "text" with what was going on in the book. "So that's why Chuto always..." Very cool!

She also did another pocket in her Native American History Pocket. We were reading about the Seminoles in The American Indian Prayer Guide this week so we made our Seminole pocket. Mackenzie thought she might like to wear lots of beaded necklaces too but maybe not so many as the Seminole women do. LOL

Language Arts:

We continued working on adjectives and Mackenzie learned how to diagram sentences with adjectives. She also started memorizing a new poem, the name of which escapes me, and has The Land of Nod down.


We started our Spanish this week with La Clasa Diverte. It went well. Some of the video/cd work is a little cheesy but she enjoys it. We're going to be doing the biweekly cooking/craft activities with our friends so that will be fun.

We had soccer game #2. Which we lost. =o( They did pretty good considering that they were a few players short and they all had to play the whole game. I thought Mackenzie might get upset over losing to her best friend, who's a bit flighty when it comes to sports, but she was fine with it. That made me very proud.

We finished our week with a fun trip to Busch Gardens with friends. I love it when the public schools start back up so we don't have to wait in any lines. =o)


Alicia said...

Thanks for posting on my blog! Yes, we also love when public school is back in session and trips to museums, aquariums and even a restaurant for lunch are much less crowded. Looks like y'all are having a great year so far, enjoyed reading your Weekly Wrap Up.

Cheryl said...

Oooo Bucsh Gardens! That sounds like fun! I've never done a pocket, is that the same as a lapbook (which we've never done either)?


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