Friday, December 4, 2015

Weekly Wrap-up: Weeks 11 & 12 - The One With Earthly Information

Am I the only one that thinks November flew by? We are closing in on having half our days completed for the year! We usually put in extra days every year anyway, but it's exciting to know that we've accomplished so much already.

CORE WORK
Cate finished up Section 3: Verbs and finished half of Section 4: Sentence Parts with English Grammar 101.  She's on list 9 of her vocab building. Her focus for essay writing this week was .  She's reading Little Women (Alcott).

She's completed 73% of pre-algebra on Khan Academy


Sam worked on in his Grammar and Writing Handbook, reviewing plural nouns, and researched, wrote and edited his "perfect paragraph" on Newton for Astronomy. His writing skills are improving. He continues to review Grammar with Grammar Ninja, but I switched him over to Spelling Power for Spelling. He tested in at Grade 3.3. (which is no surprise as Spelling is a struggle for him.) He's reading Holes.


He's completed 44% of math 4 on Khan Academy.

Both kiddos have stalled out in Math, so we're spending a bit more time on it these days, reviewing concepts with videos and practice problems with hopes of moving forward.

SCIENCE SNIPPETS
Earth continues to be Sam's focus for Astronomy. We're going to be "camped out" here for a while as there is so much to learn about our planet.


Cate had a difficult time with Mod 4 in General Science on Simple Machines, so she spent last week reviewing her textbook as well as her notes and study questions. She received an 89% on her 2nd attempt at the exam. This week she started Mod 5 on History of Life, Archaeology, Geology and Paleontology. 

PREPARING FOR SNOW
With snow "just around the corner", the boys headed out to chop up and stack wood. We don't have a fireplace, but there's something awesome about a fire in the firepit, roasting marshmallows, to break up the long winter months.


DAYS COMPLETED: CATE - 83 | SAM - 80

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4 comments:

  1. I am always so amazed at all you accomplish! You are an inspiration.

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  2. Jessy - YES it did fly by! I can't believe it's almost the end of 2015! Enjoy the week!

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  3. I think I started my blog the exact same way last week-- Where did November go?! I was not prepared to turn the calendar and see December staring at me. I really thought we had at least another week to wrap up our unit studies before diving into Christmas.

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  4. I was surprised to discover that we are a little ahead of schedule, too! I like it! We are having such unusually spectacular weather that I'm beginning to wonder if snow will ever be around the corner this year! I can certainly live with a snowless winter!

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