Friday, September 9, 2011

Week in Review - Week 3

While we got a LOT of learning done last week, I didn't take a lot of pictures.

Bible: We will be studying Joseph for a while. Last week we learned about the dreams of the baker and cupbearer who were in prison with Joseph and how God gave Joseph the interpretation of those dreams.

History: We continued reading in Augustus Caesar's World about the time period when Octavian was a general and was co-leader of Rome with Antony. We also learned about Roman gardens and how they decorated their homes with mosaics and frescoes. We made our own mosaics using small pieces of paper.



Our finished mosaics:



Science: The girls began learning about muscles and why exercise is important for building strong muscles. The Boy completed a science lab about density, seeing how water, vegetable oil, and corn syrup settle into layers when poured into the same container. He then dropped in a rock and an ice cube to see where they would go in the layers.

1st grade: Little Red learned how to mark cvc words with a short vowel mark to help her remember how to read them.

Preschool: Sassy Pants and I worked on her large motor skills by trying to mirror each other's movements.

Pre-Algebra: The Boy finished Module 1 and took the test, making an A. I've spent some time wondering if I made the right decision, putting him into Pre-Algebra this year when it's usually an 8th grade level class and he's only 6th grade age. During this first module, The Boy's shown me that he is definitely ready for this level math. It hasn't been easy, but it's not too difficult for him either.

Language: Soccer Girl and Ballerina memorized the poem "The Land of Nod" by Robert Louis Stevenson.

The small people have been working hard and are really learning a lot.

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