Friday, June 17, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up: Shhh!!! The One Where We're Testing

In her last official act of fourth grade, Mackenzie took her CAT test.  I think it went well.

She was introduced to some new skills, like adding fractions.  Math-U-See has a totally different scope & sequence then public schools and other curriculums, so she won't be learning about fractions until next year.  Then she'll learn about them in depth.

The differences in scope & sequence haven't stopped Mackenzie yet.  Math-U-See has given such a great understanding of the whys, as well as the hows, of math that she's always managed to figure out how to do what she hasn't been taught yet.   I just love it.

Before the test we had a fun trip to the Virginia Living Museum.  Their current traveling museum was about butterflies.  Very timely since our last science unit was on butterflies.

Working together to move like a caterpillar

Bird Food Ack!

Climbing Leaves

I don't remember what this was. LOL

She's a pupa


Beautiful Butterfly

I'm flying!!

Observing the real thing

I wonder what we'll find to do next week.  Definitely a trip to the water park.

Head on over to Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers to see what the other kids have been up too.


Sharla said...

Looks like some really great hands-on learning about bugs!

Our Side of the Mountain said...

Do you give the CAT yourself? I've considered buying it for my kids and administering it just to see how they would do and for standardized testing practice. (Eventually they'll need that.) It's not required for our state though...although I guess it could replace a portfolio review. Anyway, the museum looks awesome! How fun! Cati would really enjoy something like that!

Sarah said...

The museum trip looks fun! Two of my kids took the CAT last week. I'm glad to have it finished for this year.

Jacquelin said...

Stopping by from the Crew! Signed up to follow you...drop by and see me too.

Jennifer said...

Welcome to the crew!

Cindy said...

Love all the pics!

This post would be a great fit at my meme/hop called "My week at a glance" you can link up here

now following your from TOS crew :)


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