Friday, November 30, 2012

Elementary Weekly Wrap Up: Fall Week 12

This week went well considering the many distractions that came our way. The kids continue to work hard independently and together. Take a look!!
We wrapped up our artist study of Pablo Picasso this week. You can go here to see how their masterpieces turned out.                                                                         

For language works this week they did a lot of Sentence Analysis work.
 They also finished up their unit in All About Spelling learning rules to spell words with tion/sion.
I had a lot of fun observing them doing their math work this week. DJ still is loving writing and building numbers with the Long Bead Frame. He had a grand time making plane figure shapes with the long bead chains. This work caught him by surprise! He said " I didn't know that making shapes with the chains could be so challenging".
Ken had fun doing Rainbow Factoring. In the photo above she found the multiples of 5, 6, 7, 8,and 9. I think her favorite work of the week was learning the divisibility rule for two using the Golden Bead Material.

 They also reviewed right/acute/obtuse angles and both of them also completed two chapters in their Life of Fred books.
Their Christmas Around The World unit is coming along nicely and challenging their geography skills at the right level. They had to search high and low to locate Holland:)
They have really enjoyed learning about flags too. They also visited Germany this week too.This unit was definitely our Favorite Resource this week.

Interest in Chemistry is still strong . Ken and DJ had fun completing a lab in learning more about Atoms. Using different temperatures of water and food coloring to determine which temperature would Atoms move fastest or slowest in.
They learned about the parts of the Helium Atom and did a fun demonstration.
Meet the Electrons.
                                                     Say "Hello" to the Neutrons and Protons.
And now the Helium Atom. The Electrons were circling around the Protons and the Neutrons at different rates of speed knocking the lampshade down, but nevertheless a Helium Atom was created.      

DJ is still into the Scientist in the Field series. Last week he finished reading The Manatee Scientist.

 This week he started reading The Frog Scientist as our read aloud.

 Ken started reading the second book in the American Girl series Rebecca.
 Ken is almost done setting up her classroom.

All of the kids write all of the time! I found these pictures on the camera which was taken by one of them. This means that they want me to share this work on this blog:)

 They had major fun writing Newspaper Articles that I placed in our Writing Center. This fabulous free download is from a creative blog Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational.

Well this wrap ups our week and the last week of our Fall Semester.

I am linking this post to What's New hosted byVibrant Wanderings and Weekly Wrap-Ups hosted by Weird Unsocialized, Homeschoolers.                                                                                  


  1. What a great week. I want to do the things they are doing!!! What fun. They always do their work so thoroughly and neatly.

  2. I feel like a broken record saying so every week, but I am amazed at what your children accomplish, with apparent joy. These weekly wrap ups will be so cool for them to look back on!

  3. Another awesome week! Love the Ball Python write up! I got a chuckle out of the Electrons! Awesome!

  4. It looks like such a good week! I am thinking of starting Picasso as our next artist too. :-)

  5. Looks like a full, fun week! Thanks for sharing about your Christmas Around the World unit, and for linking at Favorite Resources.


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