Friday, October 24, 2014

A Short Week

Weekly Wrap-Up
We had a short week of school this week and were done on Wednesday.  Thursday we were supposed to have a field trip, but it got cancelled because of rain so we just chilled and played video games with some friends.  Today my husband has off so we're going to take it easy.  It's raining again, so I'm not exactly sure what we will do.  We can't handle all this rain in sunny Florida.  It doesn't usually rain for days.  We're going stir crazy! ;)  Here's what we did this week.
Mj-6th Grade
English: Action Verbs, Linking Verbs, Predicate Nouns, Predicate Adjectives, and Direct Objects.  Yep, Mj was totally excited! (sarcasm)
Math: Adding and Subtracting Fractions
History: Mj started a chapter on Ancient Israel.  At first he had a bad attitude cause he "knows all the stories", but when we really dug in and saw how God's plan was at work from Creation through Abraham and David and understanding the symbols in the tabernacle and temple it made it very exciting for him.
Science: Cells, cells, and more cells.  We talked about mitosis and meiosis.  We also talked about classification.
Mj used play dough to show the process of mitosis and meiosis.
I got 8 different kinds of pasta and Mj had to make his own criteria to classify them.
Jadyn - 1st Grade
Bible: Jadyn learned about the birth of Jacob and Esau and about when Esau chose stew over his birthright.
Phonics & English: Jadyn is learned about bad cats -er, -est, -ing-, and -ed.  She learned that Uncle Short has to come and help Mr. & Mrs. Short so that means you have to add a consonant when you add one of the bad cats to a word. 
Math: Jadyn finished her chapter on money.
History: Jadyn is still learning about her community.  We talked about taking care of our community and how we should leave a place looking better than when we got there.  We got to practice this when I took the kids to McDonalds to eat lunch and play and the playplace on Thursday (remember it was raining all day I needed to wear the kids out some how! ;))
Science: Jadyn is learning about seasons.  We talked about summer and how things grow in the summer and animals grow to prepare for fall and winter that is coming.
Art: Jadyn loves Homeart Studio for art.  Gabe & she made reflections with watercolors.
Other Big News!
Jadyn lost another tooth.  That's 3 teeth that she's lost.

She's been dying to get a library card, but I told her she had to show some responsibility to get one.  She had really become lazy with keeping her room clean and picking up after herself.  She has done very well the past month so I surprised her on Monday and we got her a library card of her own!
She loves her American Girl class at Enrichment.  She made butter in class and that night she buttered bread for all of us to try.  It was yummy!
Gabe - Preschool
I really didn't do anything formal with him this week, but he was all about drawing when he discovered the how to draw animal books.  I think he drew about 15 of the animals.  This was the first one he did.  So cute!!!  Definitely going in his scrapbook! =)

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