I'm a sahm to 3 little boys. My oldest son is now 9 and my twins are now 7. This is an online journal to help me keep track of things we do.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Week in Review 8/23-8/27
Well all my planning and getting things ready didn't help this week go smoothly. First the twins are revolting at having to actually spend more than 10-30 minutes doing school work. Nathan who said he didn't want school to start and was arguing the whole week before actually dug right in and started work without complaining. Second one whole day was basically lost due to my father who is recovering from surgery having spent time at the house and us having to transport him to another town. Third one child broke his arm, which as luck would have it is the hand he writes with. Fourth being by late Thursday I just wanted to send them to school.
However looking back at what we did do, when you factor in all of the problems, is actually a lot I do feel like this wasn't a bad first week. Here's a run down on what the kids did: Nathan Charlotte's Web readers on his reading level explode the code 3 Math Mammoth grade 2 review Kumon Word Problems grade 1 (finishing this off from last year) counting book The fall of Rome working on types of sentences handwriting without tears grade 2 print Wordly Wise 3000 grade 2 (we may be dropping this very soon) spelling words with the short a sound a toy story comprehension workbook for phonics and language art (since he LOVES Toy Story) learned about our planet, did an experiment showing how the atmosphere keeps the earth warm, and learned about what's in space
Noah and Zach started to learn about South Korea started the week working on earlybird singapore math but we've now moved them on to math mammoth grade one kumon lowercase letters explore the code book a Make way for ducklings wordly wise kindergarten learned about animals habitat, migration, defense, camouflage and food. we made a food chain showing how animals eat other animals in order to get food.
The pictures at the top show the owl food chain (the owl is brown, the mouse is black, and the grain is yellow) that the twins did. Also the barbarian was from Nathan's history. The other picture is of a duck craft we did to celebrate the book Make way for Duckling.