Friday, March 9, 2012

Week in Review 3/9/12

Another week finished. 
Together Work:
  • Family Bible study using the guides from the Church at Brookhills
  • Praying for the world using the guide at Operation World
  • Praying for North American missionaries this week using the guide we picked up at church Sunday
  • Prayed for another family from our Christmas Card Ministry project.
  • Memory Work: I Corinthians 13
  • Completed Investigation 4 of Inquiry in Action.
  • Read Aloud - The Mystery of the Roman Ransom
  • Meet the Masters -  Mary Cassatt
  • Completed Week 21 of Mystery of History:  Richard the Lionhearted, Saladin and the Third Crusade
Eating homemade slushies to help us remember the friendliness betweeh Richard the Lionhearted and Saladin.  Saladin sent snow and fresh fruit to Richard when he was sick during one of their battles.
We also learned about The Classic Tale of Robinhood and The Shoguns and Samurai.  Both of these lessons included some drawing from Draw and Write Through History.  I drew on the board and the kids followed my drawings to attempt to draw their own.

Ran out of room for his feet!

N 6th Grade
  • Completed 5 lessons in Math Mammoth
  • Finished the Language Arts section of the Spectrum Test Prep
  • Polished His First Critique Paper (IEW Medieval Writing)
  • Worked on his Romans, Reformers, Revolutionaries studies for co-op.
  • Working through Avi's Cripsin and the Cross of Lead along with the Progeny Press Study Guide.
  • Spelling List 5 (Personal Trouble Words) -scored 87 on his test.
The Giver (3rd Grade)
  • Worked on Writing from Pictures in IEW Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales
  • Completed 4 lessons in RighStart D plus had a game day.
  • Completed 5 pages in Easy Grammar.
  • Finished Reading The Minstrel in the Tower and Read Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears
  • Spelling List 5 (Personal List) - scored 93 on his test.
Preacher Man (Kindergarten)
  • Completed one lesson of IEW PAL program (reading) - we read every day
  • Completed 3 lessons in Right Start A. 
  • The Giver is always making drawings and Preacher Man got in on this one day.  He took his paper upstairs to find his book with all his flash cards of words and added some words to his paper to be like his brother!

Next week, Tony and I are traveling to the Teach Them Diligently Conference in South Carolina along with some friends.  I'm so excited for this getaway to hear some great speakers including Vodie Baucham!  We will have a 3 day school week and grandparents will be coming to stay with our kiddos for the rest of the week!


Mary said...

Looks like a great week - brings back memories of when we last studied the middle ages. Mystery of the Roman Ransom is a book one of my boys really enjoyed.

David and Janet Hurley said...

Wow--your schooling puts me to shame. Rebekah sent me here to check out the necklaces. They are gorgeous--but I don't wear jewelry.
Looking forward to following your journey.

Chantelle said...

Janet, thanks for your nice comments and for following along with us. We are making nightlights, too if you don't want any jewelry.

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

Fantastic week as always, Chantelle. I love your history ideas! Do you get those from MoH?

I have a question a bout RS D. How long does a typical lesson take for you to complete?

Chantelle said...

Amy, most of the ideas come directly from the MOH book. I soooo wish I could find an American history curriculum written just like MOH is!
I would say for D we are averagind about 30 minutes. I write the warm ups on a dry erase board (we don't use a math journal, but this instead) the day before and he gets started on those without me. Then he usually has a multiplication timed test and then we do the lesson and problems. It has stretched out to longer before but that is generally bc of his lack of motivation and just being an easily-distracted, wiggly boy!

teeniebeenie6 said...

I'm curious how your younger students have done with MOH volume 2. It intrigues me for my DD's Gr. 1 and 2. Thanks, Kris

Chantelle said...

teeniebeenie6 - When we did MOH1 my middle son was a 2nd grader and MOH2 when he was 3rd and my youngest was kindergarten. MOH1 has lessons that work perfectly for this age and MOH2 worked well for them, too. MOH3 has longer lessons and it's world history only just touching lightly on American. So I had my then 7th grader reader through the lessons and do some of the activities of MOH3 and we also did an American history study. I still haven't found an American history curriculum that I love so we used some Hakim books and National Geographic Encyclopedia of American History for then 7th grader, I did a president study using various sources for the then 4th grader and I did a mix of books and resources for the then 1st grader. This year (we would be doing MOH4 if it was available) but we're using MFW 1850-Modern. I haven't blogged a lot about this yet. There are lots of things I love about it and some things I don't.... So I'm still giving it a little more time to be far in my review!