Thursday, March 4, 2010

And tomorrow's review today! Week 24


Grammar - We've made it all the way up to Lesson 62 (we're doing the third option in FLL3).  Andrew's enjoying memorizing Poe's "The Bells" and he had a lot of fun diagramming sentences with conjunctions (go figure).

Reading - He's about halway through "Through the Looking Glass" and continues to love the absurdity of it all.

Writing - WWE3 week 24, we're using "Around the World in 80 Days" this week.  I really like how this allows me to introduce him to books, and entice him into picking them up on his own.  Last week he was sneaking peaks into Pinnochio and this week he's reading as much of Fogg's story as he can (he's not allowed to read to whatever part I'm planning on using next).  Also, I picked up Writing Strands 3 for a song on Amazon and Andrew has done the work for Lesson 1.  At first he was completely peeved over the idea of more writing, but the humor and the simplicity of the assignments has made this first week go smoothly.

Spelling - We're on Lesson 2 of Spelling Workout D.  The orange pages continue to keep him interest.  He earned over 100% on his spelling test Monday (for Lesson 1) and so far, his missed words page is empty, yeah Drew!

Math - Singapore Math continues to be great.  Andrew is becoming much quicker in calculating values and his frustration and stubborn refusal to do math is starting to fade.  Not to say I don't have to breath on his shoulder to keep him going, but he's already gone from a half hour for Mental Math to 10 MINUTES.  Again, yeah Drew!

Latin - Ecce Romani continues to please and Latina Christiana plods along.  We're actually on the same lesson we did last week.  We are enjoying reading Latin so much that I think we're going to start taking two weeks per LC lesson and one week per story (give or take) for ER.  That means we slow down, but it's so much more enjoyable this way that I'm not worried about it.

Greek - Same old same old.  We did get to some new vocabulary in Hey Andrew! and I've left his Greek more in his lap.  Now, he knows he has to do one verse a week for transcription and this week he's learning how being lazy means you end up with a lot to do on Friday.  He paced himself better last week.

History - Uh, we watched some history channel and biography shows on hulu.

Science - Hulu again.

Devotions - We've been using Devotions for Kids, but it doesn't require much of Andrew, he just sits and listens.  Today I found a Bible Study from back in 2000 that was in our church library.  We went ahead and tried that out for today and I like it much better.  So, goodbye devotions for kids, hello Bible study.  We're now studying the power of the Spirit (Acts 1).

Nature - The birds are back in full force.  We've read through a number of books and Andrew's definitely enjoyed his time outside observing, but I just don't have anything to show for it....


Reading - We continue to practice in our Bob Books

Writing - Well, he's practicing his name, but there's no pressure there.  Luke, just enjoys writing.

Math - Luke's started doing some really loose addition and subtraction.  Nothing with symbols, just me
saying things like:  you have three marshmallows, how many would you have left if two of them disappeared and other such silliness.

Devotions - We're reading about Moses and the Israelites.

Nature - He's starting to learn how to identify different types of birds.

Last Week's Review, almost a week late, oops.

Last week went really well. 

We started using Ecce Romani with Latina Christiana.  Andrew really enjoyed having a story to read and I've already seen growth in his Latin. 

We read a few chapters for History and watched some History Channel stuff on Hulu about Japan that went along with some that we had read. 

Greek is plodding right along, we did get to encounter some new vocabulary words and Andrew continues to work diligently at transcripting the book of John. 

Grammar is grammar, writing went well...  We did move up to Spelling Workout D last week.  Andrew is ever so excited to read his new orange book, he got tired of the green (C).  Oh and he continues to enjoy "Through the Looking Glass."

Singapore Math was fun and new for us.  We're taking a break from the more challenging math and I'm very glad we have.  Besides taking tons off my shoulders, it's also allowing Andrew some good math r&r.

In Science, we're slowly but surely catching up to where we should be.  I really hope we'll be done with Chemistry by July (our longest break, four weeks off, woohoo!).  Physics is starting to look SO good.

Luke continues to be Luke.