Friday, February 12, 2016

Weekly Wrap-up: Week 20 - The One Before Winter Break...Maybe

We rediscovered Rummikub this past week. Cate joined Tom and I for some games filled with laughter and "mock" boasting. We'll have to try another game this week as I did not win most of the games. :: wink :: We did have a 4th player join us for a few minutes...


CORE WORK

CATI


SAM

  • English Grammar 101: Lesson 1 - Lesson 2 - Common and Proper Nouns (87%)
  • Writing: 5 Paragraph Essay - Finished Rough Draft and Started Editing
  • Cursive Copywork:
  • The Tale of Despereaux (DiCamillo)
  • Saxon 65 - Lesson 15 (Multiplication Table), Test 2 (85%), Lesson 16 (Types of Lines), Lesson 17 (Multiplication By One Digit), Lesson 18 (Double Digit Multiplication)
  • CNN Student News

ASTRONOMY
It was all about Jupiter this week as we studied Lesson 9 in Apologia. (Only 5 more lessons to go!)
  • Notebook Page/Project Page
  • Spacecraft Galileo
  • Project: Make a Hurricane Tube
  • Project: Rockets Away 

GENERAL SCIENCE
Cati finished Module 8: Uniformitarianism and Castastrophism with a 100% on her exam.
  • Vocab: Index Fossils, Geological Column, Evolution
  • Experiment: Simulation of Using Index Fossils

U.S. HISTORY and GEOGRAPHY
Sam and I read History of Us: The First Americans Prehistory-1600 (Hakim) this week, chapters 20-21, and finished watching the Magellan documentaries on You Tube.

MUSIC HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY and CULTURES
Cati studies Music History with Easy Peasy Homeschool, and continued on with Year 3 Geography and Cultures. Since the lessons are quick, she completes one week per day, sometimes more. This week she completed weeks 20-22.
  • Percussion Instruments
  • Identifying Orchestra Instruments
  • Jazz and Concert Band Practice

She went to Jazz and Concert band practices this week, preparing for the Jazz competition coming up in a few weeks.

DAYS COMPLETED: CATE - 118 | SAM - 113

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10 comments:

  1. Looks like more fun was had by all this past week! I'll have to check out Rummikub.
    Happy Valentine's Day to all!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Sylvia! A mixture of work and fun. I wish everything could be fun, but I don't think Sam would find any kind of math or writing fun. LOL He gets through it though and we move onto his favorite subjects.

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  2. I'm not familiar with that game. We are huge game players here. Your week looks great and so full of work!! I feel like some days we get so little actually accomplished because we have so many outside activities. Have a great weekend Jessy!!

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    1. Try it, Karen! The rules are fairly simple, but there's a lot of strategy in playing. I'd like to have more field trips in our homeschooling. Being so rural, our opportunities for new experiences are limited...or we have to travel long distances. And right now it's just too cold to want to venture outside! LOL

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  3. Wow! She's really making progress on that blanket! We haven't played Rummikub in years. Actually we haven't played board games in a while. We should do that, thanks for the reminder. Lol. Have another good week!

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    1. She's finished it since I posted this! It's super heavy and thick! It'll keep her warm...and we need all the warm we can get right now. Gosh, it is brutally cold here. Since we don't have cable, we encourage game playing. The kids play quite a bit of video games (of course), but we like to balance things out. Feel better!

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  4. We love game nights, too. Your kids are doing so well and accomplishing so much.

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    1. Thanks, Phyllis! It's been a good year! Not without its bumps of course, but for the most part we are moving steadily forward. Big changes for next year though! My days as a homeschooling Mom are numbered now. Bittersweet!

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  5. We love Rummikub! Sounds like a fun and productive week.

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    1. We seem to go through phases of what games we want to play. My oldest go a new Rummikub for Christmas, but we haven't played it in eons. Then, suddenly, everyone wants to play again. There's also been games of Cribbage lately too. Apples to Apples, Sorry! and Skip Bo are on the outs right now.

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