Math: Teaching Textbooks--lessons 71-80--percentages--E also continued working in Life of Fred. I-E and E-R finished book one of Key to Fractions before starting book two and learned how to multiply two digit numbers in Primary Mathmatics.
History: These past few weeks we studied the Assyrians and the rebirth of Babylon. The kids also reviewed their timelines to see how the events of the different civilizations they've studied fit together.
Art: We continued studying lines. This week the kids drew a blind self portrait and then a self portrait where they got to actually look at their papers while drawing their portraits.
Science: I-E and E-R are studying insects. Unfortuntually, its been a bit chilly here for them to observe any live insects. But I'm sure any day the Santa Anna Winds will blow and bring those insects out of hiding. E studied fixed pulleys by building a model and testing how much force was used with different lengths of rope.
Spanish and French: We are putting together books about ourselves in Spanish and French and using Rosetta Stone.
Drama: E-R and I-E worked on memorizing their Noel poems and had a recital. E had two performances of Beauty and the Beast where he had a winning performance as Gastine.
Water Polo: Water Polo ended for the season. We have swim team tryouts this coming week.