Friday, May 25, 2012

Weekly Learning Report: 5/21-5/25/2012

This week has really gone by fast. We have had awesome weather and have officially moved into a summer schedule. We home school year round. In the summer school is over at lunch time:) Also no school on Fridays. What they do with their spare time is totally up to them. So far no real plans, were going to take it one day at a time.
  The Office has been the hot spot lately. They really have enjoyed this area of learning designed by them
This week they also took on the job of doing some record keeping of their school work.
DJ has made sure that the office gets a good sweeping before ending his work period.                 

Lots of math has been accomplished through worksheets, and hands on using their Montessori materials.
  I think the only area that they didn't cover this week in math was money, time, and geometry.

Lots of work that would fall under the category of Language was done too.                                                                          
DJ finished the book The Houdini Box. As a result he has learned a few magic tricks and wants to perform a show.              
 The Giver by Lois Lowry has been a winning read for Ken and she has been developing new photography skills.                                                                      

Both of them at their request took a spelling test and Aced it. As you can see their isn't any grades. It all about learning new words, manipulating them, and then seeing if it is something that is at least in the short term memory. Next they will learn to transfer these words to the Long term memory.
      More work with adverbs, DJ recorded some of this work in his journal.

Cultural works always are done with these two kiddos.
Ken labeled all the countries in Africa without a control chart!  DJ worked a lot with the Europe puzzle.
  All things bugs inspired them to make an impromptu pining board.                                                                                
Ken learned that the color of a caterpillar does not determine the color of the butterfly.
DJ ended his study of the desert with an activity that helped him understand how desert plants retain water.

They loved making paintings using a canvas.
Still working on building a robot.

       We went out to eat for lunch at their favorite restaurant Panera Bread.

Today begin our weekend holiday fun. To jump start we went to Zap Zone. Only us and seven other homeschoolers were there. This was a big surprise to me, because we haven't been able to find any homeschoolers in our area at all. The mom and I hit it off really well and exchanged phone numbers.

  It just so happened that they needed three more people to play Laser Tag and the mom asked if we would like to join them.  All I can say is I got a major workout in thirteen minutes. DJ was too serious to even think of taking a picture for me in action.

Linking up to  Weekly Wrap Ups hosted by Weird, unsocialized homeschoolers and Montessori Monday hosted by Living Montessori Now                                                                                                                                                                                 


  1. More awesome stuff from your diligent workers! It's great when learning is fun!

  2. It looks like you had such a fun week with a wide variety of activities!


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