Friday, June 27, 2014

Week In Review 27 June 2014

This week we continued to unpack and find places for things. I am feeling like the kitchen and dining room/school room are finished.

On Tuesday we went to York about an 1.5 hours drive. It takes about 30 minutes to get to the other side of the city to the motorway. We met some friends there and spent the day in the city. I am working on a post about the day.

We finished our Greek Myths Literature Pockets. I think one of my favourite things that they did was Pandora's jar. They were given the jar to decorate. We looked online at some Greek urns and then he went to work decorating. I think he did a great job and I love the cracks that he included.

Once you have the jar decorated you cut a slit and put a strip of paper on the lid and list the evils that escaped.

We had fun doing this but also had some conversation about evils in the world.

Bob finished his maths book. He will still be working on maths this summer. He need confidence and to learn to work on his own. I am planning to give him a stack of maths books and allow him to decide what he wants to do and work on it for 20 -30 minutes. I have some workbooks, some Life of Fred, and a few other things.

Miss K is continuing to work. My husband made an observation that she has learned all the words to the Frozen songs so what is we put her math facts to music. I pulled out the CD from Classical Conversations for the skip counting. We started working on skip counting the 2's. I have to say she will work hard to get it right. We practice and then she wants to try. If she doesn't have it, she will try again.

We have been enjoying Experience History through music from Diana Waring. It is fun to hear Miss K try to sing along. The stories about the songs have helped us to understand some parts of American  history.

We will begin our summer learning next week. We basically school year round though summer is a bit more relaxed and we do something different. We are going back to Winter Promise Sea and Sky. We got to week 11 two years ago and we will see how many weeks we can do this summer. Schools here are still in session until July 20 or so.

As I have unpacked I have found a number of things that we need to use, some workbooks, games to play, activities to do and others.. I have most of the read alouds from the year we did Sonlight and I think Miss K is at the level to enjoy those books. I am looking forward to reading My Father's Dragon, The Year with Miss Agnes, and others.

I am working to finish my portfolio and summary document. More about that later. Keeping good records is one important aspect of homeschooling.

That is about all for our week. This afternoon it is rainy so football was cancelled.

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1 comment:

  1. I love the Grecian Urn! Nice artwork and the cracks are great.



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