Friday, July 12, 2013

Weekly Report for Week 3

This week was kind of all over the place for us. Literally! We spent most of it driving around to classes and camps. The boys took a Harry Potter cooking class, which they absolutely adored. They got to make things like cockroach clusters, butterbeer, and cauldron cakes, take home junk food everyday, and generally have a blast. And Grace has been having a great time at riding camp, which ends with a little horse show today.

 During the times we were home, we did squeeze in some of our usual work.

Incidentally, I have decided that our "week" needs to end on Thursday, so that I actually have time to write down what we did!  So whatever we do today (Friday) will be part of next week's report. Much easier that way since I try to avoid the computer as much as possible on the weekends!

Here's what we did this week...


Core P 4/5 (K)

Rose and I did some more work on P 4/5. She is learning the letter B this week in Get Set for the Code and in handwriting. We did some reading from The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book and have been reading Great Illustrated Classics: Robin Hood at night. She has a little Robin Hood obsession going on lately and listens to this CD every night. We did several more pages of Singapore Essentials A. She also dictated a letter to me which we will mail out tomorrow. And we played many games of Candy Land and Memory while waiting for her brothers to be done with their class!

Core C (3rd)

We finished week 11 and started week 12 of Core C. James finished Encyclopedia Brown and began reading Marco Polo. We are nearly finished with Castle Diary and will read Tales of Robin Hood next-much to Rose's delight! We reviewed adding columns of numbers-he had some difficulty with lining up hundreds, tens, and ones on the Math Mammoth grids, but I think we have figured it out now. We also read two chapter of Life of Fred: Farming and a bit more from How Artists See Feelings. He did a bit of Lively Latin as well.

Core F (5th/7th)

Well, Grace had the week totally off, which caused a lot of griping from C. even though I had explained well in advance that the boys would have their camp week off from lessons too! But amidst the griping he got several pages of math done, caught up on his Wordly Wise pages, did a lesson each from Keys to Good Language and Grammar 5, wrote a descriptive paragraph about marshmallow fluff-which wasn't nearly as descriptive as the example in the Instructor Guide, but I didn't feel like pushing it-, read some more of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and Diary of an Early American boy, read about art in China for the Eastern Hemisphere notebook pages, and did a little Latin.

Everyone

We went to see a few local bridges after reading about them in Diary of an Early American Boy. The idea was to look at them and see the different design structures. It was an interesting little trip! The kids enjoyed it more than I thought they would, although there was some whining when we insisted they walk across one of the longer spans with us. In all fairness, it was extremely hot and I forgot the water!

 We went to the lake for a picnic & swim, we all went grocery shopping together, which we almost never do-that was quite an event! We finished siding up our little "barn" where we are going to store the goat hay for the winter. We spent a lot of time picking and eating raspberries-so many of them this year! 

Next week the boys head to camp and Rose, Grace and I will have most mornings to ourselves, just the girls. 

Hope you had a great week!

 

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