Saturday, February 22, 2014

Week in Review - February 21, 2014

The weeks are going too fast.

This week was winter break which meant there was no art class and due to a mix-up with the flute teacher no flute class. One student asked why we didn't get a winter break. Remember the week we spent at Grandpa and Grandma's. We did get a full week of school in.

We are moving through the Middle Ages and read this week about Robin Hood who we learned is buried in West Yorkshire, England. We compared  The Shoguns and Samurai of Japan with the knights of England. We also read about St. Francis of Assisi; St. Clara, and St. Dominic.  We finished the week reading about The Children's Crusade; and King John and the Magna Carta. We read history everyday this week. The kids enjoy history and we just read and Bob writes a summary card.

We have been playing the memory matching game before our short time in Latin. We play with just the words from the current lesson. It is helping Bob to learn the words.

Miss K has Song School Latin. If she could have her way she would watch movies all day but they are limited. Well, this week we allowed unlimited time watching Song School Latin. Miss K came to breakfast asking to drink aqua. Then she looked at my plate and said, "edo". I had to look that up in the book to learn that it means, I eat.

We read this week about Iran from Asia Its People and History. That was a great way to follow up what we have learned in our study of the Middle East. I wrote a bit about the book here.

Bob finished Christian Kids Explore Physics. He enjoyed it so much that he wants Christian Kids Explore Chemistry so I ordered that.

Bob is teaching Miss K math. It helps me some days not to have to do that. He is good and patient with her.

We moved to learning about less than and greater than. If we are taking and less or more cookies or chocolate she will understand but just numbers maybe not.

The math box is helping to give us organized review for math facts. I am not sure if we are making progress or not but we are spending some time focusing on that.

That about wraps up our week. It seems like just another week of the same thing which is good.

In case you want to know what I look like, Miss K drew this picture.

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  1. The visual "Greater than or Less than" is a wonderful idea! I'm going to try that with my Hannah. Our son teaches our daughter often. It is such a blessing to see him do that.

    Have a blessed week.

  2. I agree the older teaching the younger is a blessing and it is good for all. I found that idea on Pinterest and a few more if needed.

  3. I don't think you stick your tongue out as depicted in Miss K's drawing. :)

  4. I love her smile! Beautiful. :) What a sweet brother to teach her math. I seriously love how you dive into culture through geography study!



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