Monday, February 28

Learning Journal: 2/21-2/25

I should start out by saying that Daddy lost his job on Friday, February 18, so our learning was a bit... uh... interrupted throughout the week. Good news is that he started a new job today! Only one week off, only missing one paycheck. God is good!

BIBLE- We began using the International Children's Bible Field Guide by Lawrence Richards. This week we read the first chapter: What you should know about the Bible. It was interesting. It told basically how the Bible was written and answered a few common questions. One part shared how careful the scribes were when copying the Bible. After we read the chapter we completed the "Pretend to be a scribe" activity. They had to copy John 3:16 exactly how a scribe would do it. They also had to count letters and words. It took about 20 minutes!

HISTORY- The older 2 take TN History at Co-op on Mondays. Together, we read MOH2 Lesson 22 about everyday life in the Dark Ages. That was it!

SCIENCE- All of them did science at Co-op,

LATIN- Latina Christiana I, Lesson 4. We did the lesson and drills, but not the workbook yet.

MATH- 
Trey (FKA: Shark) did MUS Alpha lesson 7. He's so good at Math. =)

Caleb (FKA: Crow) completed lessons 53-55 of TT4.

Rebekah (FKA: Kitten) finished lessons 98,99 and quiz 14 of TT4. I *think* I'm going to have her start Life of Fred: Fractions within the next few weeks. 

LITERATURE- 
Trey - How the Leopard Got His Spots 

Caleb- Leonardo DaVinci by Emily Hahn, chapter 5
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald, chapter 12
D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths, Cronos & Rhea

Rebekah- Benjamin Franklin of Old Philadelphia by Margaret Cousins, chapter 5
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, chapters 1-2

LANGUAGE ARTS-
Trey- ETC 1, pages 44-49

Caleb- LLATL Orange, lesson 2

Rebekah- LLATL Purple, lesson 2

AOy1-
Trey is working on week 12 right now. Like I said earlier this week was a bit disjointed, but we got most of it done: Our Island Story, chapter 7; Trial and Triumph, chapter 3; Fifty Famous Stories, Arnold Winkelreid.

Sunday, February 20

Quick Rundown of 2010/11

It has been a long time since I posted about school. I don't think I've posted about THIS school year yet! Geesh!

One major change is that we are now a part of the local Co-op. This is their first year and it's so exciting to be involved at the beginning stages.

Shark and I are working through AOy1 together. (We're on week 10, I think.) It's going pretty well. He struggles a bit with narration, but he's improving. It's so hard to be patient with something that *I* think should be easy. He's finally reading CVC words and trying to read bigger words. He is about 1/2 done with ETC1.

He's on Lesson 7 of Math-U-See Alpha. He catches on to math very quickly, but not reading stuff so much.

Crow & Kitten started TruthQuest Middle Ages last week. We completed section 1 and did a Map Trek along with it. They also started LLATL Orange & Purple, respectively. They are both working through Teaching Textbooks 4. Kitten is almost finished as Crow is about 1/2 through.Oh, they've also completed the first 3 lessons of Latina Chistiana 1.

Mr Krabs is dying to "do school." I've started different PreK programs with him and they just weren't a good fit for us. So, we're going to read through AOy0 and add in some phonics and math. He's a new 4yo and I'm pretty sure that we will begin K work next school year, but I won't register him for K until the following year.

They are all doing a few additional things but I didn't want to completely bore you with this recap. =)

Wednesday, February 2

Carry Me Away bag

This was fun and pretty easy. I had a slight issue with the way the pattern was written, but I figured it out.=)

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