Friday, March 2, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up: From Colds, Ear Infections To Good Health.

The kids are making a recovery from having very bad colds, Ken had an ear infection. As of today they are BACK, feeling like their regular selves again:) In our homeschooling week the kids did quite a bit considering their health, take a look.
                                                      Mathematics
Reviewing telling time a quarter past using three part cards.
They loved the Geometry Command Cards. The picture above is of The Lorax:)
Using beads to solve multiplication story problems.
Lots of work with fractions.

Language
They have been reading a lot and have been very happy with their new reading selections. DJ is reading Holes by Louis Sachar. This week he has worked on learning about settings, themes, making inferences, quote analysis, and flashbacks. Ken is reading Meet Cecile an American Girl series book. The following photos show their independent work that they chose this week as it relates to language.
Diagramming sentences.
Learning new French words and phrases inspired by her reading book.
Logical adverbs.
DJ also learned how to find the year a book was published and what are the names of some publishing companies. He wanted to make a timeline of the Dr.Seuss books we had on the shelf.
His completed timeline.
Ken read an autobiography of Dr. Seuss and is proud this she knows his real name. She also made a sketch of him and recorded information about him as well.
Together we read The Lorax, and then the planted some tomatoe seeds.

Cultural/Geography
They were also shown how to do a streak test with rocks.
They were really excited when the were able to identify minerals this way.
DJ is making an exhibit of his dinosaur work, the photo above shows the beginings.
He aslo completed his dinosaur timeline.
They finished their school week working with North America and Africa pin maps.

To see what other homeschoolers learned this week pop over to Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.

18 comments:

  1. What a neat week :) I love that they were EXCITED about streak testing...who would have figured? I might have to get those geo cabinet command cards. They look like a lot of fun.

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    1. You should of seen their faces when they scratched one and the dark line showed up, they thought it was magic:)

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  2. WOW!! You had a very productive week. I love the pictures. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, I just found your cool blog.

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  3. Wow! What a productive week. All of your learning activities look so fun. Hope your kiddos continue to feel better!

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  4. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I am on my way over to check out your site.

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  5. Looks like so much fun and so much work done! Visiting from Weekly Wrap-up. Nice to meet you.

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    1. Thank you. Glad you were able to stop by and see what we have been up to.

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  6. Is Cecile a new American Girl? I haven't heard of her! How neat that she's French. I'm debating whether we should learn French or Spanish. It's hard decision as more people speak Spanish, but *I* took a few years of French in high school. Love all the hands-on activities you do! Cute Lorax!

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    1. Yes Cecile is a new girl along with Mary Grace the story takes place in Lousiana. If you have a American Girl fan in your house, then this is the book that you must read:)

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  7. Wow! What an awesome week! I just love hands-on activities that are fun and educational! :-) Hope everyone continues to feel better! Many blessings, Lisa

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to visit and leave us a comment. I love meeting homeschool bloggers!

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  8. I like all of your pictures - you have so many wonderful hands-on materials. We love that around here! :)

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    1. We got to keep those hands busy!! My kids really thrive on hands on activities.

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  9. I love the clocks. My girls are starting to ask about time so I think it's time to start learning. Glad I stopped by!
    Looks like a great week

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    1. I am glad you like the clocks, my son has been doing this work a lot. I purchased them at Montessori Print Shop.

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  10. I love the streak test for geology and rock identification. What a great idea to bring into the classroom!

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