Saturday, January 30, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up


Well it's time for the Weekly Wrap-Up hosted by Kris over at Weird, Unsocialized, Homeschoolers.


We had an interesting week with a couple of nice surprises. And as a bonus, I'm going to post some old pictures because they're finally off of my camera.

Bible:


Our topic this week was Jesus Prayed. We stick-figured through some of the times and places that Jesus spent time praying to His Heavenly Father.


Math:

Mackenzie started her 4's times tables this week. She's doing well with multiplication. I am going to work on her speed next week.

Science:

We were talking about weather this week. There was an experiement but we haven't done it yet. I hope to do it tomorrow.

Speaking of weather...we had some unusal weather here at the beach today. Snow, and quite a lot. At least 4/5 inches in our yard right now. More then we saw in Michigan last month. We went because we wanted to see some snow and only got a dusting. LOL We should've stayed home. We had fun this morning playing in it.




History:

We're still enjoying Colonial times. We've hit the start of the American Revolution. The Battle of Lexington and Concord has been covered. We've also been reading a lot about Paul Revere.

My second nice surprise was Mackenzie's first-ever report. (Actually that was our first surprise because the report came before the snow. LOL) I asked her to write a mini-report about Ben Franklin. It was a surprise for several reasons.

Firstly, it was fabulous! It was more then I had expected from a child who's never written one and who's never been exposed to the writing process. We use Writing With Ease and First Language Lessons for LA and they approach writing differently then most programs. I gave her a couple of graphic organizers on writing a paragraph and set her loose.

Secondly, she did it with a cheerful attitude. I was expecting a lot of whining, griping, and complaining. What I got was excitement. I about passed out on the floor. A true miracle.

My scanner's down or I'd have scanned it in. You'll have to make do with photos of it. Maybe you'll actually be able to read it. LOL









Language Arts:

Prepositions, prepositions, prepositions. 'Nuf said.



Now here are some pics of school days past. Dissecting Owl Pellets with Daddy



5 comments:

CrisisMaven said...

Nice! Wish I had had the opportunity to learn like that when I was a kid. By the way: I have started a blog which will comprise study literature in a more entertaining form than standard textbooks, see
CrisisMaven’s Economics Study Guide. It also contains a Reference List which aspires to eventually become the "one stop shop" for all economic data seriies, history, bibliographies etc.

Wonder Mom said...

Oh, I love doing owl pellets! I also think it is G-R-E-A-T that Daddy helps with the education process- wonderful!

Cheryl said...

Yay for snow, I'm trying to savor it. Spring will be here before we know it :) I'm very impressed with the report, I think she did a wonderful job!!

Tonya @ Live the Adventure said...

What an impressive report! She did great job!:)

chubbycheeks said...

Wow, great job on the report :)

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