Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Past 2 Weeks...

Weekly Wrap-Up
We've had a busy and fun two weeks.  Here's what we've been up to.
MJ-6th Grade
English: Mj is starting his personal narrative.  Not his favorite thing in the world to do, but he thought of something fun to write about so I'm hoping that helps.
Math: Lots of multiplication (whole numbers, decimals, 3 digit numbers, exponents).
Science: Mj's been learning about weathering and erosion.  We've watched some cool youtube videos of avalanches and mudslides and seen some cool pictures of different chemical weathering.  Pretty fun!  He also took a soil sample from our yard and discovered we have sandy loam soil.
History:  We've been talking about Mesopotamia and the Sumerians.
Writing his initials in cuneiform on a clay tablet.
Art: I saw how some of the blogs I follow have been using HomeArt Studio DVDs for art so I checked them out.  My kids love them.  Mj drew a lighthouse this week for art.  It looks amazing!
Mj also started his enrichment classes at co-op 2 weeks ago.  He's taking Tae Kwan Do and a Stop Motion Animation class.  He is loving it!
Jadyn - 1st Grade
 Phonics & English: Jadyn has learned about punctuation and is reviewing her letter sounds.
I love to watch her read.  It is not easy for her, and a lot of times she wants to give up. But I give her a confidence boost and she powers through it and really is doing so well!  She does better than what she thinks.  It's a learning process for both of us!
Erasing the word I say.  She loves this activity.

Math: Making addition sentences.
Jadyn made addition sentences using unifix cubes and her numbers.  Job decided to join in on the fun.
Spelling:  I had Jadyn spell her words with water and a paint brush.  That's some fun spelling practice right there! =)

Science: Jadyn has been learning about her senses.
Doing an experiment about how our sense of smell helps our sense of taste.
It had nothing to do with the senses, but we were talking about how things move faster when heated and slower when cold so I got some hot water and cold water put some food coloring in and we watched what happened.
History: Jadyn has been learning about maps and globes.
Art: Jadyn is using the HomeArt Studio DVDs, too.  She's using the 1st grade one.  She loved making this roller coaster. Gabe joined in on the roller coaster fun, too.

Jadyn started her enrichment classes, too.  She's taking a ballet class.

She is also taking an American Girl class.  They are learning about Kaya. She's made a corn husk doll and a bed for her doll.  She is loving her classes!

Gabe - Preschool
Gabe learned about the letter F, number 3, and Squares.
Coloring his "F" paper while we wait for Jadyn and Mj at enrichment.
We found a caterpillar and talked about how they turn into butterflies. 
Organizing unifix cubes in his truck.  He was teaching Job all the colors.
Job - Totschool
I didn't have much for Job to do, but he did a lot of coloring and a lot of stickers.  Pretty much he played and played which is what toddler boys are supposed to do!
Expedition Earth
We learned about Japan and India the past two weeks.  The kids were excited to get some globe beach balls and we made great use of them to find our continents, oceans, and the countries we have studied so far.
I have no idea why this pic is on its side, but I'm too tired to fix it.  Sorry! ;)
On Thursday we celebrated Patriot's Day by taking homemade cookies to our local fire stations and police department.  You can read about our day here. We had a fun day and the firefighters and police officers were so grateful.  The kids learned a lot.  We got tours of the stations and got some fun goodies, too!

Gabe coloring his police coloring book.  He played fire fighters and policeman for the rest of the week! =)
Check out what other homeschoolers are up to at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.


Nita said...

Looks like you all had a fun week. We still do projects but not as much since the kids curriculum doesn't call for it. However, I'm always looking at ideas. I'm visiting from Weekly Wrap Up.

Beth said...

It looks like a fun week. I like the idea of erasing the words you say. I might have to do that for my daughter just to work on listening.

Beth said...

I am not sure if my comment was accepted or not. It looks like you had a great week. I love the idea of erasing what you say. I might have to use that with my daughter and numbers she struggles a bit with some numbers.

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