I'm starting to feel like a broken record. We had another fabulous week. We hit a few bumps when the kids didn't feel well on Tuesday and Wednesday and we missed Girl Scouts and our planned field trip and then Thursday and Friday my mother was in town so we were a bit distracted.
Math: Trevor completed lessons 12 - 15 in Teaching Textbooks 3 and quiz 2 with a score of 100%. Anneliese completed lessons 12 - 14 in Teaching Textbooks 4 and quiz 2 with a score of 100%. She also read chapters 4 - 10 of Life of Fred: Apples and completed all the problems at the end of the chapters. Trevor has hit a small amount of new material, being angles, otherwise his work has all be review and Anneliese has all been review. I hope we get to some new material soon.
Language Arts: We read The Egyptian Cinderella and Temple Cat in our Classical House of Learning Literature program. The kids did narration pages with pictures and brief descriptions. Anneliese completed step 11 of All About Spelling 3 and Trevor completed step 2 of All About Spelling 2. They both read for more than 30 minutes each day. Trevor completed pages 16 - 19 of Printing Power, reviewing letters Aa, Dd and Gg. Anneliese read and completed the work on pages 56 - 75 of Grammar Island. She truly loves this program and is learning a lot. I am too. I didn't have any grammar in public school or in college. :(
Science: We completed unit 2 of RSO Chemistry. We did labs called Parts of an Atom, Let's Be Positive and The First Ten. In The First Ten the kids made atoms for the first ten elements on the peridodic table. They showed their knowledge of neutrons and protons inthe nucleus and how the electrons are spaced on the energy levels. We watched a video by They Might Be Giants to learn the colors of the spectrum, Roy G. Biv.
Social Studies: Both children completed week 3 of their respective Daily Geography books. For History Odyssey we read chapter 1 of Story of the World: Ancients, pages 4 & 5 of The Atlas of Ancient Civilizations about the birth of civilization and pages 42 & 43 in DK Prehistory about Catal Hoyuk. We found Catal Hoyuk and Jericho on our map from the previous lesson and circled them. We added a "first farmers" sticker to our timeline. Trevor copied the word town into his notebook and Anneliese looked up the definition in the dictionary and copied it into her notebook.
Electives: Anneliese completed lessons 1 - 4 of Getting Started with Latin. She learned the words nauta and sum, that words can go in any order and that there are no articles in Latin. Trevor completed lesson 1 of Song School Latin. He loves this program and has been using the words he learned every day. He learned salve, vale, magistra/magister and discipuli. Both children completed lesson 2 in Artistic Pursuits book 1 about imagination. They used watercolor crayons for the first time.
Field Trips: We had a field trip to a local fire station that was planned by our local homeschool group to attend, but the children were feeling under the weather and we missed it.