The Solution: The Accountable Kids program. I saw it on a blog. I checked it out. It looked good. I bought it. I thought it had possibilities in the long term. I had no idea how quickly it would work for her. I haven't yelled once all week. (At least not at her. LOL) It's a miracle!
So here's our run down on academics.
She's working on x7's this week. She wants to go back to the x9's. She likes those better. She aces all of her tests but I'd like to see her speed pick up. She worked on Math U See's online drill site today.
She revisted some old poems that's she memorized and reviewed adverbs. Exciting stuff, I know. LOL
Weather, weather, weather. We talked about the water cycle and precipation. We learned that Virginia Beach averages about 50" of precipation a year. So we measured to see how deep that would be. That's a lot of rain. Of course that was nothing compared to Kauai, which averages 460". Yikes! We thought it rained a lot when we lived in Guam but it turns out that Guam only averages about 100".
We learned more about the Continental Army, or lack there of. We learned how they fought, what they wore, what they endured. We read from The Landmark History of the American People and Winter at Valley Forge.
We also learned different ways children could contribute to the cause from reading Phoebe the Spy (true story) and Toliver's Secret. We're still working on the latter. We're planning a trip to NYC sometime in the future and Mackenzie and I were excited to learn that the tavern in Phoebe is still standing. We're adding that to our list of must do's while we're there.
Mackenzie also did a map assignment from Knowledge Quest Maps. She loves those assignments as they are similar to the mapping assignments she did last year when we supplemented with SOTW activity guides. Here she is learning how to use an historical atlas to complete the assignment.
Since Wee Tot wasn't terrorizing us, we got do a couple of art lessons. We use I Can Do All Things by How Great Thou Art. We worked on shading with lines and making ellipses. It's a true miracle!