Friday, February 11, 2011

Weekly Update February 7-11, 2010

We are still working on getting back on track, since our few sick weeks.

 Everyone went back to swim team practice, and are ready for the swim-a-thon tomorrow.   Everyone has a goal of swimming 1 mile each.    Together as a team, their goal is to swim from here to Chicago---2,073 miles.

Memory Work this Week:
Locating states and identifying their abbreviations
Reciting Jonathan Bing
Facts about the sensory system

Math this Week:
E-R and I-E  worked on percentages
E worked on Graphing Linear Equations and Inequalities

English this Week:
With E-R and I-E I had to back up and review direct objects and predicate nominatives.    It seems all the information about these two topics have left their not-so-little heads!    They are also having a bit of trouble remembering the different cases of pronouns.    Instead of piling on more info, we've slowed way down and are working on memorizing what we've already covered.    E is doing fine and we continue learning about the different cases of pronouns---the latest being demonstrative case.   E has also been working on his vocabulary, word roots, prefixes, and suffixes.   Everyone has also been working in their Critical Thinking Books.

Writing this Week:
E has conveniently lost his Windows to the World book, so instead he was assigned a report on castles.   He didn't finish it, but will be doing that tomorrow morning!   I may have to wade into the dreaded and feared boys' room to find the book myself!   E-R and I-E are getting ready for their writing test coming up in March.    This week they completed a persuasive paragraph.

Spelling this Week:
We did it! 

Lit this Week:
E-R and I-E started reading The Family Under the Bridge.    I am reading The Great and Terrible Quest aloud.   This book was a favorite of N and A-M and is proving to be quite popular again!

History and Science didn't happen much this week.   Instead, we concentrated on getting ready for our MacBeth performance.    We put together our costumes and worked with the director's notes to get ready for Friday's practice.    E is working very hard on getting ALL those lines memorized, and if I may say so---is looking good in his kilt!  E-R did finish her Story of Western Civilization Middle Ages Workbook.   I-E read chapter 32 in SOTW volume 2 and took the corresponding test.

All in all this week wasn't as productive as I had hoped, but we're heading in the right direction.   How did your week go?


  1. Wow, can you post pictures from the MacBeth performance when it's done? That sounds awesome!

  2. Looks like a good week to me. I need to start my kids with memorization.

  3. Sounds like a great week! I would love to see pics from MacBeth.

  4. I think it sounds like a very good week, especially with everyone recovering. We've all been sick around here for the past few weeks, so I can relate! Your post reminded me that I need to have the kids work on some memorization again!

  5. What a great week!! Good for you mama! I'll keep you posted about the Artistic Pursuits!


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