Friday, January 31, 2014

Week in Review - Oceans, Winter Olympics, & the Great Depression

We had a great week!  The kids are pumped about the Winter Olympics study we started this week!  I'm loving it, too cause I'm nerdy like that! ;)  Here's what our week looked like!
MJ - 5th Grade
Bible: Mj began a new chapter in his Bible study about God meeting our physical and nonphysical needs.
English: Mj wrote a book review.
Math: Geometry fun.  He worked on perimeter, area, circumference.  You know all that fun stuff.
Science: Mj continued his chapter about changes in the ecosystem.  He learned about the nitrogen cycle and water cycle and stresses on the environment.
History: Mj continued his chapter on the Great Depression.  We talked a lot about why the stock market crashed and how we can learn from the mistakes of the American people.  We also talked about FDR.
Last week Mj was given $100 that he could invest in our own stock market.  After 7 days we would see if he invested wisely.  Well, he made $25.  Good job MJ!
Jadyn - Kindergarten
If Jadyn was in school I think it would hurt her creativity.  I mean, really, could she go to school wearing this? LOL
Beginnings: Jadyn started a unit on the ocean and ocean animals.  We watched some awesome videos on Youtube about octopuses.
Checking out the ocean animals in her library book.
Phonics: Jadyn learned about the "sh" and "ch" sounds. 
Reading her truck book all by herself.
Math:  Jadyn is learning her numbers up to 100.  Next week we will be celebrating the number 100! She can't wait!
The Tens/Ones frame has really helped her understand double digit numbers.
Gabe - Totschool
Gabe loved our Olympic theme. I'll share pictures at the bottom of this post.
He was excited when I got the bananagrams game out and had him find the matching letters.
Job - Teeny Totschool
Job is all about coloring right now! He might be an artsy one like his big sister.
Job's new way to read books! I love his silliness!
Olympic Unit
We love the Olympics at our house and I found some great ideas on pinterest to incorporate some learning with the Olympics coming up. You can check out my winter Olympics board here.
Gabe has enjoyed the coloring pages of the different sports and gold medal.

Jadyn and Mj have learned about Russia and Sochi.  We also have talked about the history of the Olympic games and what the Olympic rings stand for and we've talked about the torch.  They loved the video of the torch at the International Space Station. We've also talked about figure skating, biathlon, bobsledding, snowboarding and curling.  

If you want some cool science and the Olympic sports videos check out this site. Mj looks forward to the video every day!
Check out what other homeschoolers are up to at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.


Meghan Carver said...

Love the costume! My children dress up regularly as well, and I think it helps them be creative. Have a wonderful weekend! :-)

Lisa @ Our Country Road said...

We are starting our Olympics learning next week and I need to plan a bit more. Off to check out your links! Thanks for sharing them!!

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