Friday, September 10, 2010

Week in Review September 10, 2010

Three day short week, but we managed to do okay.   Since we slept in on Monday and Thursday, getting up was so hard the other days.   We are actually looking forward to our full weeks coming up so the routine will kick in.  

Memory Work is going wonderfully!     We've memorized the first four poems in Linguistic Development,  worked through the first chapter in Lyrical Life Science Human Body, learned the definitions of the first nine words in Vocabulary Cartoons, reviewed our seven times tables, and retained Moses 1:39.

Literature is going well.   E practiced annotating with The Ransom of Red Chief.   Together for fun, we annotated Marginalia by Billy Collins.    And for free-reading, E read Inkheart.  E-R and I-E are finishing The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler over the weekend.    E-R's free-read Titan's Curse, and I-E's was the sixth book in The Series of Unfortuntant Events.   

Rod and Staff covered more information on sentences---clauses, fragments, and prepositional phrases within the subject.   Easy peasey so far!

Math reviewed dividing by double digit numbers for E-R and I-E.   E is almost finished with his pre-algebra.   Algebra is waiting for him next week!

In History we studied the government of the Roman Republic.   We added info to our timelines, outlined sections of our book, and rewrote those sections.

Art this week was about balance.   First we measured our own faces and where our features fell on our faces.  Then we practiced drawing those same dimensions.   Next,  we experimented with different dimensions.   It was quite enjoyable.  

Science was a blast  this week and earned its own post for YES! We did Science! Friday. 

How was your week?

Feel free to check out what other homeschoolers did this week!


  1. We're having a hard time getting back into routine as well! I was looking forward to a 5 day week next week, but we will end up having another 4 day week... that's okay though... looks like you got a lot done despite a short week!

  2. Oh my. Did I ever have a hard time getting up this week, too. I'm not much of a morning person:)
    I love the art lesson you did! I may have to incorporate that into our art studies this year!

    Thank you for dropping by my blog, too:)

  3. Interesting art project. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Looks like a great week, even if it was short! I love the art lesson!

  5. Measuring your own face would be hard! Can you share how you "practice annotating" in a post sometime? Or maybe you already have!
    Lee (5wolfcubs)

  6. I love that you guys annotated something "for fun." *grin* It's nice when they really buy into something!

  7. That seems like a very successful 3 day week! Mine was full of the balancing act... public school routines, discipline for a naughty boy, dreams for what I'd love to work on in free time (ha ha), plans for the weekend and enjoying that my dh was not out of town... Here's to a great week ahead!

  8. Glad things are going well. My girls and I are having a hard time getting going in the mornings too. My son is an early bird and I wish I could get myself going to start him earlier. That looks like a neat art project.

  9. Great post! How fun to measure your faces...a very interesting project and surely a learning experience, too!


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