I’m impressed with the program and thrilled with the reading help that comes with it. Both E-R and I-E have struggled with reading accuracy when it comes to multi-syllable words. Addressing both spelling and reading, Mega Words seems to be a good fit for us. This week we sped through the first word list and have moved onto the second list. In our grammar studies, we covered common and proper nouns, irregular plural nouns, and writing with specific details. Practicing our vocabulary skills at MyVocabulary.com stretched our minds. This link has a neat crossword puzzle that can be completed online or as a printout. Another activity that is offered tests your knowledge of Latin and Greek roots of holiday words—both Christmas and Hanukkah.
Geography kept us in Europe. We learned about the changes the printing press brought to map making, as well as how to draw France. Next we added France to the Iberian peninsula.
Singapore Math covered ratios and proportions this week. In the real world of math, I-E wondered how long people live. So after careful research about life expectancy around the world, she created this graph. She was a little sad to see how low life expectancy is in South Africa and India.