Is it horrible that I'm ready for a vacation already? It isn't that school is going poorly or that I don't want to "do school" it's that I'm so busy and so tired all the time. I need a break from life in general. :) Since I do not have pictures to share this week I'm including links. Yay! :(
Math: Anneliese completed lessons 15 - 18 of Teaching Textbooks 4 covering rounding, estimating, pictographs, bar graphs and adding three or more numbers. She read chapters 11 - 14 of Life of Fred: Apples . Trevor completed lessons 16 - 19 of Teaching Textbooks 3 covering subtracting 10, adding nine, subtracting nine, rounding and estimating.
Language Arts: Anneliese completed step 12 in All About Spelling Level 3 about vowel suffixes and Trevor completed step 3 in All About Spelling level 2 about words ending with y. Anneliese read pages 76 - 91 of Grammar Island . She learned about prepositions, prepositional phrases and interjections. Trevor completed pages 20 - 23 of Printing Power covering punctuation, Uu, Ii and Ee. They both played at Kabongo.com which has reading comprehension games.
Social Studies: Anneliese and Trevor completed Part 1 of Lesson 3 in History Odyssey - Ancients. We read chapter 5 of Story of the World, completed pocket 2, Ancient Mesopotamia, in History Pockets: Ancient Civilizations, , watched a video about Ancient Mesopotamia, listened to The Mesopotamians by They Might Be Giants, made models of Sargon from Famous Figures of Ancient Times: Movable Paper Figures to Cut, Color, and Assemble , built a model of a ziggeraut from Ancient Egyptians and Their Neighbors: An Activity Guide and looked up and copied definitions for cuneiform and Mes0potamia. They both completed week 4 in their Daily Geography Practice books.
Science: Both children started unit 3, The Periodic Table, of RSO - Chemistry. We started making our own periodic tables, matched element symbols to their names by finding them on the periodic table and attempted to write the symbol for our favorite element in lemon juice to keep it secret. We could not get the lemon juice to discolor from heat and show up. :( We learned that not all experiments work out.
Electives: Trevor completed chapter 2 of Song School Latin . Anneliese has decided to tag along and now both of them are singing Latin songs all day. I have to admit that the songs are catchy, I find myself singing them too. Anneliese completed lessons 5 - 8 of Getting Started with Latin and learned farmer, I and and/both in Latin. They both completed lesson 3 of Artistic Pursuits Book 1 about observation. We read Cinderella by Marcia Brown and answered the questions from Suppose the Wolf were a Octopus.
Field Trips: We took a field trip to Lattin's Country Cider Mill this week. The kids got to try some fresh apple cider and a apple cider doughnut. We fed goats, ducks, chickens, pheasant, peacocks, turkeys, pigs, sheep and goats. I forgot to bring my camera. :(