Thursday, November 5, 2015

Weekly Wrap-up: Week 10 - The One with Wonderful Weather and Making Rain

Have you noticed a "shortage" of Cate on blog posts? She's become an independent learner, using our resources to master information while managing her own time. She gets up "before the birds", delves into her studies, finishing most of them before Sam and I even begin his learning. I'm proud of her focus and determination this year.

CORE WORK
Cate continued to work on verbs (section 3) with English Grammar 101.  She's on list 8 of her vocab building. Her focus for essay writing this week was on unique words, further building her vocabulary. She's reading Little Women (Alcott).

She's completed 70% of pre-algebra on Khan Academy.

Sam worked on in his Grammar and Writing Handbook, and finished his "perfect paragraph" on Galileo for Astronomy.  He continues to review Grammar with Grammar Ninja, and Spelling with Grade Spelling. He's now on List 6 on Spelling. The process of writing out flashcards and studying them helped him pass List 5 finally. He's reading Diary of a Wimpy: The Last Straw (Kinney).

He's completed 47% of math 4 on Khan Academy.

SCIENCE SNIPPETS
Sam and I moved onto Earth in Apologia. With everything that a study on Earth can encompass, we're going to be "camped out" here a while. We covered pages 52-55 in our text.





HAPPY TRAILS
How could we not go for another walk in the woods when it was sunny and low 60s? This time we searched out fungi and observed the brook's water current by watching leaves swirl around, and Sam decided to try balancing on downed trees while walking across them.


PLACE THE STATE COMPETITION
Have you been over to Sheppard Software? Sam's been playing the states game to learn US geography. He's made it to level 3 (expert) and issued a challenge to me to beat his scores. You're on, son! I'm just barely scoring better than he does. Cate decided to take on the challenge this week too. A little friendly competition adds some fun and purpose to learning!

DAYS COMPLETED: CATE - 74 | SAM - 72

Next week we're on vacation! Cate and Sam will be visiting Nannie and Grandpa Lobster, their aunts and uncles, and cousins Noodle and Nugget while I do a few things around the house and crochet for hours. See you in a couple of weeks!

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11 comments:

  1. What a fun week you will all have! Isn't it nice to have a few days alone sometimes? My oldest daughter is now independent also, and I have very few pictures of her doing her schoolwork!

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    1. It is! Although sometimes it's simply TOO quiet...

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  2. What a beautiful week! I love the fall walk and the science experiments. Great photos!

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    1. Thanks, Phyllis! I hope you and your family are well.

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  3. Way to go, Cate! A part of me longs for the day my two will do their work independently, but the other part of me dreads it. It sounds like you and Sam are having some time to have fun together. That's great! Enjoy your time alone!

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    1. This being my 12th year it's strange to only be focused primarily on one learner. Of course I am around to help Cate, keep her on track, make learning goals, correct and edit work, but it's mostly just Sam.

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  4. Love the science projects. We have a lot of catch up science to do next week. History kind of took over in our world.
    Blessings, Dawn

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    1. Thanks, Dawn! He really does enjoy the hands on stuff. I'm so happy I decided to get the science kits this year. Hunting down experiment and projects supplies deterred us from doing a lot of the hands on stuff. It's making a big different this year!

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  5. I'm jealous that you guys get to roam around outside in the woods so much!! Have a great week of respite coming up!!

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    1. We are blessed to live in an area with miles and miles of trails through not-so-busy reserves to experience nature and wildlife. It's a great place to live!

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